IRBNet Numbering System

You will note 2 different #’s in the IRBNet system, IRBNet #, and Local Board Reference #:

1.The IRBNet # is will replace your old IACUC# since DLAR now uses the IRBNet # on cage cards, billing and the census.  The root # stays the same from creation of a project to termination thereof. The suffix of the IRBNet # (e.g., -1, -2. -3 etc) is the ‘package #’ with which you are dealing for a single project, i.e., each new package of a project will change the suffix of the IRBNet #.

Example: So if your original submission is given the IRBNet # 123456-1, and the IBC reviews the submission and requires changes, you will submit your response as a new package to the original, and it will be given the IRBNet # 123456-2. If it’s then approved, and you want to add an amendment, you will submit it as a new package, it will be given the IRBNet #123456-3. And so on. If you click on ‘project history’ for IRBNet #1234567-3, you will see all the packages for the study.

2.The local board reference # is the IBC or IACUC or SCRO # for your project. Once a project is assigned that # in IRBNet, that # will remain exactly the same throughout the life of the study.

The numbering system for CORIHS is being changed to comply with recent FDA recommendations, and to ensure that the PI has full knowledge regarding when a 5 year continued approval is due for a given study.

New (first time) applications:

New applications coming into IRBNet will be assigned in sequential order in each committee, starting with 2010-0001. Any committee # beginning with a 2010 # will have to submit another full application (incorporating all amendments since last full application) every three years, so, in 2013 and 2016. It will be your responsibility to track when your 3 year continuing reviews are due in each committee.

Continuing Review Applications:

The last 4 digits of your current IBC or IACUC or SCRO # will stay the same. The first 4 digits (the year ‘prefix’) will revert back to the year you received approval for a full submission.

So, for e.g.:

If your current IBC# is 2009-0529, and the last time you completed a full application to the IBC was in 2008, then your new IBC# in IRBNet will ‘revert’ back to 2008-0529 (ORC staff will do the research and issuance of the new #). By doing this, you will now know that your 3 year full review will be due in 2011 and 2014. It will now be your responsibility to track when your full applications are due. 

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