General Application Questions
The Principal Investigator is the person completing the application (if you are submitting the application, then that’s you!). You must add yourself as the Principal Investigator on the application to sign off on it later.
Any applications that you have started but not completed can be located as drafts in the My Studies section of your iRIS homepage.
If you are still unable to locate the application, click the Show Hidden Studies option from within the My Studies screen.
If the application is hidden, click the icon under the Hide heading to unhide it.
After moving on to the Initial Submission Packet, it can be difficult to figure out how to go back to previous sections of the application. To move back and review previous sections, you should select 2.0 GCU IRB Application from the navigation menu on the left. Then select the Edit / View button. This will generate all previous pages of your application.
The documents are likely being blocked by a pop-up blocker on your browser. To disable your pop-up blocker, see Allowing Pop-ups on GCU Sites.
Additionally, once the files download they may have strange titles. This is normal.
To download a PDF copy of your application, start by opening the application from the My Studies page.
Under the Outstanding Submissions heading, select Initial Review Submission Packet.
Under the Section view of the Form, click the desired document. Then click the Print Friendly button at the top of the screen.
In the pop-up that appears, select PDF Form, then click Apply Section.
A file will start downloading. If nothing happens, try disabling your browser’s pop-up blocker.
Issues Filling out the Application
My faculty has two different accounts. Which one do I add?
Some faculty members are students as well and may have two accounts in the iMedRIS website. Most often you will want to select the account associated with their faculty information. This account will generally have an email address formatted in this way: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. When in doubt, contact your faculty member for clarification.
I can’t find my faculty using the search function.
Faculty members will not appear in the iRIS system until they have logged in for the first time. If you are unable to locate your faculty member, reach out and have them log in.
All major file types are accepted. The file size limit for uploaded documents is 50 MB.
Yes, if you notice a message indicating a new form has been published, click to convert. This happens when there is an update to the form and converting will ensure you are working with the most current application.
When the conversion is complete, you will be taken back to the beginning because there may be new field requirements. Click Save and Continue to the Next Section through the application to ensure that all fields are filled out correctly.
Issues Editing the Application
See the article titled (iRIS) How to Revise Your Application after IRB Review for more information on how to revise an application.
If you have a Supervisor (Chair) that must approve your submission before it is routed to the IRB team for approval, they may request revisions to your initial application. For instructions on how to edit your application, please refer to How to Edit a Study Denied by Your Supervisor.
Issues Submitting the Application
Supervisor (Chair) Issues