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VA Central IRB Submissions

VA Central IRB and the VA Innovation and Research Review System
(VAIRRS, which is the VA implementation of IRBNet)

The VA Central IRB is now accepting all IRB submissions in IRBNet.  This includes new studies, amendments, local site applications, continuing review, reportable events, etc.  

  1. If you have a multi-center study that is not funded by ORD, please contact the VA IRB Network Director at Don.Workman@va.gov before preparing and submitting a New Study Application for the VA Central IRB.
  2. If you are new to IRBNet, please register for a user account here (va.gov credentials are required for access). Additional training resources are also available on the VAIRRS SharePoint portal (VA network access only).
  3. All guidance documents will be posted in the Forms and Templates library in IRBNet.

How to get help:

Who to contact:

Contact Information

Questions regarding local submission procedures

Contact your local research office

Information on training and registration

VAIRRS SharePoint Portal

https://dvagov.sharepoint.com/sites/VHAORPPE/VAIRRS (VA network access only)

Questions related to CIRB processes, other than Continuing Review

Contact your IRB Manager

Hector Ramirez
VA Central IRB Manager
202-443-5656
hector.ramirez@va.gov

Kendra Clarke
VA Central IRB Manager
202-443-5766
Kendra.Clarke2@va.gov

Rishima Weston
VA Central IRB Manager
202-443-5642
Rishima.weston@va.gov

Christie O'Brien
VA Central IRB Manager
202-443-5660
christie.o'brien@va.gov

Michele McGee
VA Central IRB Manager
202-443-5651
Michele.mcgee@va.gov

Chelle Yin
VA Central IRB Manager
202-382-2364
Chelle.Yin@va.gov

Questions related to CIRB Continuing Review processes

Contact Mary Eckart

Mary Eckart
VA Central IRB Manager
216-215-7945
Mary.Eckart@va.gov

Questions related to CIRB Reportable Events processes

Contact Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin
VA Central IRB Program Specialist
202-443-5653
Lindsey.Martin2@va.gov

Technical issues with IRBNet

Contact IRBNet Support

govsupport@irbnet.org

Questions related to the VAIRRS submission process

Contact VAIRRS Team

VAIRRS@va.gov

VAIRRS Website managed by ORD

Overview

VA Innovation and Research Review System (VAIRRS)

Training Resources

VAIRRS Training

VA Innovation and Research Review System (VAIRRS) - Home (sharepoint.com) (VA network access only)

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (va.gov)

Go Live Schedule

VAIRRS Go-Live Schedule

Questions related to the VAIRRS submission process

Contact VAIRRS Team after checking the resources above.

VAIRRS@va.gov

ORPP&E Webinars on VAIRRS

Date

Title

Presenter(s)

04/08/2021

VA CIRB New Submission Platform for CSP NSCs, PMs, and NODES Managers

Topics covered: VA Central IRB, VA CIRB, IRBNet, VAIRRS, VA Innovation and Research Review System, CSP, Cooperative Studies Programs, OGC 450 Alt-VA

Angie Foster, Christie O’Brien, Don Workman, PhD, and Jeff Newcomb

03/03/2021

VA Central IRB Researcher and Study Team Training

Topics covered: IRB Net, IRBNet Administrator, VA Central IRB Site Liaison, VA CIRB Site Liaison, VAIRRS, CIRB SharePoint, Share Point, VA CIRB, VA Central IRB, IRBNet Gatekeeper, VA CIRB Submissions

Angela Foster, Christine O’Brien, Lindsey Martin, Don E. Workman, Ph.D.

03/02/2021

VA Central IRB Site Liaison and IRBNet Administrator Training

Topics covered: IRB Net, IRBNet Administrator, VA Central IRB Site Liaison, VA CIRB Site Liaison, VAIRRS, CIRB SharePoint, Share Point, VA CIRB, VA Central IRB, IRBNet Gatekeeper, VA CIRB Submissions

Angela Foster, Christine O’Brien, Lindsey Martin, Don E. Workman, Ph.D.

09/23/2020

VAIRRS How-to Series 1: Tracking studies that do not require Continuing Review

Topics covered: VAIRRS, IRBNet Reports, IRB Net, IRB Continuing Reviews, R&D Committee Continuing Reviews, Tracking studies, lapse in IRB approval, approval lapse, lapse in approval

Angela Foster, Soundia Duche, MA, MS, Jennifer Ordman, MPH



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