Human Subject applications, protocols and associated supplemental materials are submitted using the Human Subjects/IRB Module of the UConn InfoEd eRA Portal at https://www.infoed.uconn.edu. See the How To Guides for more information on using InfoEd, including step-by-step instructions for creating initial IRB protocols and other types of protocol submissions (modifications, requests for continuation/closure, and protocol deviations or adverse events). For technical assistance using InfoEd, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.486.7944. The eRA Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Adding Undergraduate Students to InfoEd
Click here to add undergraduate students to InfoEd prior to adding these students as key personnel on the Appendix A form.
Uploading CITI training completion reports to InfoEd
Click here to access instructions for uploading CITI completion reports as part of your IRB protocol submission.
For assistance preparing submissions forms, call the IRB Office at 860.486.0986 to schedule an individual help session.
Human Subjects Research (HSR) Determination
Investigators who are unsure if their proposed activity constitutes “human subjects research” according to federal regulations, may submit a Human Subjects Research (HSR) Determination Form through InfoEd. The IRB Chair and/or their designee will determine if the meets the definitions of “human subjects” and “research”, and advise as to next steps regarding need to secure formal exemption or approval from the IRB.
Study Protocol Forms
IRB-1 Study Protocol and Data Security Assessment Form
IRB-1 instructions and Tips for completing the data security assessment form. Both forms are required and must be completed at time of submission.
UConn Reliance Intake Form (For studies that involve non-UConn research sites and/or non-UConn personnel)
For Nonexempt (Expedited, Full Board Review) Studies:
Parent Permission Form Template (for participants under 18 years old)
Assent Form for Minor Participants (under 18 years old)-If this format is used, it is expected that the content of the final approved Adult Consent or Parent Permission Form will be used as a ‘script’ in the assent process. Alternatively, you create and submit a very simplified version of what would be required in these ‘long’ forms.
For Exempt Studies:
Exempt Study Parent Prospective Agreement/Permission Form Template (for participants under 18 years old)
Exempt Study Assent Form for Minor Participants (under 18 years old)- If this format is used, it is expected that the content of the final approved Adult Consent or Parent Permission Forms will be used as a ‘script’ in the assent process. Alternatively, you create and submit a very simplified version of what would be required in these ‘long’ forms.
Recruitment Flyer Template
Important! When preparing an announcement for the Daily Digest, Lifeline or similar, please be reminded that online platforms often have character limits that could impact study postings; tag lines and headings should provide information about the study and should not emphasize that subjects are paid for participation.