The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) within the Office of the Vice President for Research would like to inform the research community that the IRIS system is scheduled to be upgraded to version 10.03 during the second week of November. The upgrade is scheduled to begin the morning of Tuesday, November 8th and will require that the system be temporarily taken off-line. We anticipate the system will be available for use on Tuesday, November 15th. Please note these dates and plan accordingly. Another announcement will be sent to confirm when the system is back on-line.

Please note, when the system is brought on-line it will include a new version of the application form. The new application form was developed with input from a working group comprised of IRB staff and members, study coordinators and investigators. It is significantly different than the current application. If you were in the process of completing an application form when the system was shut down for the upgrade, we suggest that you do not convert to the new version when prompted.

Mayra Cagganello continues to offer training in the new version of IRIS, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of that training. The training schedule is available from the HSPP web site at http://research.uchc.edu/rcs/hspp/ Training manuals will also be posted in the Help section of the IRIS system.

We appreciate your patience during this upgrade process.

If you have questions regarding the upgrade, you may contact Deborah Gibb.
For more information, contact: Mayra Cagganello at cagganello@uchc.edu