All new protocols are required to be submitted through the OSIRIS system. IRB numbers are assigned by the system with the prefix “PRO.” The number assigned reflects the year and month of submission with consecutive numbers thereafter (e.g., PRO10060008 would mean the protocol was submitted in June 2010 and was the 8th protocol submitted in the month). Protocols that were originally approved in paper and converted into OSIRIS will begin with “IRB.”
Protocols that are utilizing an approved External IRB mechanism being registered with the HRPO will begin with the prefix “EXT.”
Emergency Use requests will begin with the prefix “EU.”
Renewals that are currently being reviewed in a paper format will retain the number originally assigned with the addition of a four digit suffix to indicate the most recent date (i.e., year/month) of IRB continuation approval (e.g., 0603107-1003 for IRB continuation approval of this research granted in March 2010).
Renewals submitted through the OSIRIS system will be assigned a different IRB number with the prefix “REN.” The number assigned reflects the year and month of submission with consecutive numbers thereafter (e.g., REN10050003 would mean that the renewal was submitted in May 2010 and was the 3rd renewal of the month). The original number assigned will also remain with the submission and will be reflected on all correspondence generated for the renewal. Paper submissions will continue to utilize the previously assigned “IRB” number.
Modifications that are currently being reviewed in a paper format will retain the number originally assigned to the study.
Modifications that are submitted through the OSIRIS system will be assigned the same IRB number as the original study but with the prefix “MOD.” This is because the modification is a copy of the original study. In addition, a suffix will be assigned to the modifications to indicate the sequential number of the modification (MOD0706008-01; MOD0706008-02, etc.) which would indicate that there have been two modifications submitted.