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IRB Module

The UH Division of Research has a new protocol submission system called ICON.

The first component released was the IRB module, which replaced the IRB part of RAMP.

IRB Features

  • Electronic submission of initial protocols, modifications and reportable new information and continuing reviews
  • Allows for submission of reliance agreements with external institutions
  • Electronic workflow routing and review, including parallel ancillary reviews
  • Automated reminders
  • Stamping and watermarking for consent and recruitment documents
  • Visual tracking of submission and review progress
  • Integrated library of IRB SOPs, regulatory checklists, and templates

IRB Benefits

  • Speeds collaborative application preparation by study teams and reduces delays in routing and review
  • Accelerates processing of IRB meeting discussions and decisions into compliant records and correspondence
  • Keeps all parties notified of important milestones and the need to attend to their part of the process
  • Ensures the study team uses only the latest, approved consent form with the IRB's watermark
  • Manages the audit trail for all document versions
  • Provision of regulatory tools for investigators takes the “guesswork” out of compliance requirements