Human Subject Research Portals

Before you start, you will need:

1. IRB (COMIRB) Tracking Number
2. Protocol Template
3. If industry funded/industry initiated, you’ll also need: Draft contract
4. Draft Calendar of Events
5. You’ll be able to include other optional documents to help us review your study. 

 

IMPORTANT: COMIRB requires a Portal Clearance Memo with your submission for initial review of non-exempt research.

Enter your email address when prompted, and you’ll receive this email from ClinicalResearchSupportCenter@ucdenver.edu once the review is complete.

**Please make sure to check your Inbox and save this email as Clinical Research Administration will not be copied.**

CHCO studies:

For Children’s studies, you must complete the CHCO ancillary form, in addition to the screen you enter your email for portal clearance.

Also note that if your study is investigator initiated, locally written with no previous scientific review, it will need either PRMS (if oncology) or SARC (all other non-cancer studies) review to receive portal clearance. You will be emailed along with the PI by either SARC or PRMS for this review.

 

Need to save and come back to your submission?

You have the option to save and return later if you start the form and need to some back. Just write down your return code!

You can finish your submission later on if you are not ready by clicking Save & Return Later at the bottom of the submission page:

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This will provide a return link and code. Please only use this if you have not fully submitted your portal form. If you need to return and make corrections to an already submitted study, please request the code and link from OnCore Support (oncoresupport@ucdenver.edu).

Using the return code and link, you will be given two options after you click the link:

  • Submit a return code
  • Start over

If the “start over” button is selected, it will remove all responses from the form. Please use the option only when you need to delete every entry from your portal survey.

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Study Information Section

Please ensure that your COMIRB number is accurate:

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Study Information Section: Sites

When adding sites, only include sites where recruitment/patient interaction is involved:

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Sites: Retrospective Studies

For a retrospective study pulling data from Epic, only choose the UCHealth site(s) where the study team physically exists.

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Study Information Section: Patient Interaction

If you anticipate any invasive and/or billable procedures at any of the hospitals, please select yes to patient interaction.

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Study Information Section: Department

Please choose correct department and division for PI. SOM-Medicine or SOM-Pediatrics are the two most commonly used departments if you are unsure. You can also choose other, but please review entire dropdown list first:

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IRB of Record Section

For COMIRB studies, only choose exempt if you anticipate exempt review from COMIRB. Please review the “is your study limited to the following area(s) section. This indicates whether or not this will go to COMIRB expedited or COMIRB full board:

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Staff Section

When entering staff, please note we only need local UCD, DH, CHCO and/or UCH staff. Do not enter collaborators at institutions other than these. Additionally, please do not select “Other” as a department.

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Calendar Section

Please ensure that the primary contact listed in staff section will be doing the calendar signoff. If not, please indicate in the Calendar Build section. Please note that a calendar will be required for any study that has invasive/billable procedures.

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Feasibility/Recruitment Plan Section

Accrual numbers should line up. If a multi-site trial, Total Protocol Enrollment should be larger than local protocol enrollment. Typically, anticipated number of consented subjects is also larger than local protocol enrollment, or the same number:

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Supporting Documents Section

For supporting docs, please note that only the fields with '*must provide value' are required to be uploaded. The others are optional.

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Submission: Final Steps

When you submit, please enter an email on the following page after submission so that you receive your portal clearance.

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Need more specific guidance?
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Selecting Sites

Will your study include UCD clinics/centers? If so, select “Other Clinics/Centers managed by UCD” to open the UCD AMC list where you can indicate the specific sites.

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Selecting Sites: Free-standing Clinics

If you are using the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center, CU Advanced Reproductive Medicine, Parker Perinatal Center or Platte River Perinatal Center sites, please select free-standing Clinics as indicated below:

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Oncology

If any cancer population is included on study, please select yes to cancer related questions:

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Funding Section: CTRC

For microgrants, please select microgrant under funding:

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CTRC MicroGrant

There is also an additional question in this section pertaining to microgrants that need to be selected as yes:

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Site selection for CTRC usage

Also, please select UCH as a site if you are utilizing the CTRC at UCH.

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CHCO CTRC

If you are using CHCO CTRC, please select yes to this question in the site selection section:

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CTRC services

You must also fill out the CTRC section for services you intend to use:

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UCH Services:

If you plan to use the CTRC in addition to UCH services, please select no to the following question and fill out the UCH services you intend to use. Please select yes if you only intend to use UCH for CTRC services on the first question above and select all UCH services as no.

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Investigational Item or Service

Please ensure these questions are answered per the protocol. When applicable, further information on investigational drugs (i.e., IND number) and devices (i.e., IDE number) may be requested. If your team is also planning on managing/storing drugs and/or devices yourself, we need this indicated in these questions.

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After you submit to the Amendment Portal, Clinical Research Administration and OnCore Support teams review the changes for regulatory and billing compliance implications.

Once we’ve reviewed the changes, we will send you a clearance email.