Complete Your CRRI Application at the CRRI CIRBI™ Website


NEW -  Important Information for Investigators with International Collaborations

The Center for IRB Intelligence (CIRBI) is Chesapeake IRB's web-based electronic platform, which supports the entire IRB process, from initial submission and review to study closeout.

  • All users must register prior to accessing the CIRBI system. To register, go to and click on "Sign Up". A temporary password will be sent to the e-mail account specified at the time of registration. Users are required to change their password when logging into CIRBI for the first time.
  • All study-related contacts must also be registered in the CIRBI system prior to completion of an online protocol application. Therefore, it is recommended that any individual who intends to use CIRBI immediately register in order to facilitate future research submissions.
  • To submit a research proposal follow the directions/prompts found within CIRBI and the Smart Form: CIRBI uses Smart Form technology, which directs users to complete only those sections of the application that are directly applicable to the research study. Users will be prompted to upload all required study documents into the Smart Form. The Smart Form may be completed in one session or multiple sessions by saving the form and accessing it later.
  • First-time CIRBI users are highly encouraged to contact our CRRI Project Coordinator, Rick Cruise, for assistance. Rick can be reached at 443-283-1624 or via Additional CRRI contact information can be found below.

NOTE #1: At the time of your initial protocol submission to CRRI, please include the Sponsor's template Informed Consent Form. CRRI will then convert the Sponsor's Consent Document into the CRRI/SBU approved ICF.

NOTE #2: In assessing CRRI deadlines and meeting dates (available on CRRI's website at, the investigator must factor in two working days for ORC review/processing. ORC does not assume responsibility for making a particular CRRI review deadline.

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