ARE YOU WORKING WITH OTHER RESEARCHERS WHO ARE UNAFFILIATED WITH OU?

What you can expect from this situation?

We will work with you to coordinate the review to avoid duplication. Complete the iRIS application process and we will contact you with information about the next steps in coordinating the review of your study.

  

What steps will you take during this process?

  1. Log into iRIS: https://iris.ou.edu/
  2. Start your new Study Application as described on the How to Submit a Full Study Application page.
  3. When you get to section 100 – Key Study Personnel (KSP) Information, select ‘Yes’ on the question asking if you have any non-OU collaborators on the study. This will take you to section 150 – Non-OU Collaborators Information. Select the Add a New Row button for each non-OU researcher and input their information.
  4. If you are requesting OU to defer to another institution, you will need to note this in Section 160. 
  5. In section 1600 – Study Sites, respond that you will be using a non-OU site. This will branch into section 1610 – Non-OU Sites. Add rows for the universities associated with each non-OU researcher and answer the all questions about that site.
  6. Complete the online application and upload the appropriate documents as described on the How to Submit a Full Study Application page.

   

Do you need to complete CITI Training?

Yes. You, your faculty sponsor (if applicable), and anybody listed as key study personnel in section 3.0 and 6.0 of the application must complete CITI training. You will be prompted to upload Alternate CITI certificates for the non-OU researchers during the study document upload section of the application. You may still submit your study application documents before training is complete, but you must complete the training before the study can be approved. Click here for a link to the website: https://www.citiprogram.org/.

Note: Your non-OU researchers may register for the OU CITI course if they do not have an equivalent training available. Here are the instructions to Register for a New CITI Account

  

What else do you need to submit with your application?

  1. A copy of any formal agreements between institutions or researchers.
  2. A copy of the OU agreement (prepared by the OU IRB) and signed by the non-OU Institutional Official or non-OU researcher.
  3. A copy of the non-OU researcher's CITI (or equivalent) completion certificate. 
  4. Complete the online application and upload the appropriate documents as described on the How to Submit a Full Study Application page.