Before starting your IRB application, please ensure that you have completed the required CITI training. Use the following resources to learn more about the CITI training:
- CITI Training Information in the DC Network (only accessible by doctoral researchers)
- CITI Training Registration Guide in the Student Success Center
- CITI Training Faculty Registration in Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching (CIRT)
The first step in starting your IRB Application is to log into the IRB website, referred to as iRIS.
To log into iRIS, navigate to https://gcuirb.imedris.net and enter your GCU credentials (GCU email address and password). If you have trouble logging in or need to reset your GCU password, see the article titled Resetting Your Password.
Starting Your IRB Application
To start your application in iRIS, hover over the Study Assistant and select Add a New Study from the menu.
Once you click Add a New Study you will be taken directly to the study shell, where you will complete the first three sections of the application: General Information, Setup Department(s) Access, and Grant Key Personnel access to the study.
In the General Information section, enter the title of your study, a short title or keywords to reference your study in iRIS, and select the Study Classification. If you are unsure about which study classification to select, see the Help Tip for more information or navigate to CIRT for more IRB resources.
Click Save and Continue to Next Section to proceed through the application.
The default Department Name for GCU is the GCU-Department. Simply click Save and Continue to Next Section to proceed.
For section 3, you will add key study personnel as applicable:
- Section 3.1: Add The Principal Investigator (the student, faculty, or staff member completing the application).
- Section 3.2:
A) If you have a(n) co-investigator(s) on the study, add them in section 3.2 sub-section A.
B) If you have a supervisor or chair involved in the management of your study, add them in section 3.2 sub-section B. Doctoral learners will add their chair here.
To add a user, click add user.
You will be redirected to the Search User Directory, type in the Last Name and First Name of the user you are looking for and press find on the far right. By Department should be set to All Departments.
Once you have found the user you are looking for, click the check mark under Select User to add them to the section within the application.
Repeat this process for all applicable users in the key study personnel section. Once you are ready, click Save and Continue to Next Section to proceed.
You have completed the study shell and will now proceed through the application.
Now that you have completed the first part of the application, view this article: (iRIS) How to Complete the Initial Submission Packet for the next steps.
For more IRB resources, visit the IRB Center on the DC Network or in CIRT. Once you have completed your application questions, the next step is to complete the Submission Packet. Click here to access the instructional video.