Getting Started/Working with the IRB

Working with the IRB -Where do I begin? Click here.

To conduct human subject research at UTMB you will use to two electronic systems - OnCore e-Research and InfoEd. OnCore e-Research is a tool to help investigators and coordinators manage the daily tasks of conducting clinical trials and is the first entry point to initiating a new research protocol involving human subjects. InfoEd is the electronic online submission system used by the UTMB Institutional Review Board to review all human subject research protocols. All protocols are initiated in OnCore, submitted through InfoEd, and then electronically routed to the IRB for review.

How to Get Access to InfoED

Your Trusted Requestor will need to submit a Tivoli request access to InfoED.  The system and role needed is:

InfoED: Human Subjects Investigator Human Subjects Investigator Only

Entering a new Study

  1. Access the form here: Human Subjects New Study Submission Form.
  2. Upload the protocol. (You will still need to upload it later in InfoEd for IRB Review).
  3. Complete ALL questions in the form and click "Continue."  You will receive a pop-up notice about the OCR process timeline.  If you do not receive the pop-up, check to see if all fields were completed.  Once completed, click "Continue."  Contact if you still do not receive the pop-up.
  4. OCR will create the study in OnCore and pull it into InfoEd. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE QUESTIONS IN INFOED AND UPLOAD STUDY DOCUMENTS
  5. The Investigator and form submitter will receive an email from OCR with the IRB #. You will need to login to InfoEd to enter your IRB # in the search field (Top, right corner of screen) in order to start the submission for IRB review.

      Additionally, if the individual who will serve as the Principal Investigator is not Faculty, then a Faculty Sponsor will need to be listed in the submission, who will also provide signature on the signature page. Department Chair signature is required for Expedited and Full Board research.

      Study Management-OnCore

      Researchers who need study subject management will need to obtain access to OnCore.  Please visit the OnCore Resources to make this determination.  Please contact OCR at for questions.

      Mandatory Training

      You will want to make sure that everyone listed on the submission has completed the required Human Subjects training via the CITI program. Instructions a on how to register for CITI training are available on the Mandatory Training page.  Additionally, all individuals engaged in human subjects research are required to complete COI training, as well file of a statement of financial interests. For COI questions and instructions please email the Office of Institutional Compliance.