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SRC Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my protocol to the SRC?

You upload your submission and the DOM PORF in the IRAP My Human Subjects Module.  The submission will automatically be routed to the DOM SRC for triage and review. Guidance documents have been created to help investigators and research personnel navigate IRAP and the human subjects submission process. 

  • Visit the IRAP website and click on the IRAP Training button

  • Visit the Guidance tab for the IRAP section for additional resources. 

Which protocols will need a full review?

  • Protocols that have not received a full external peer review

  • Investigator initiated protocols

  • Pilot projects

  • Clinical trial protocols

  • Protocols intended for convened (full) IRB review

  • Expedited submissions

All protocols must be submitted through the DOM SRC portal, so you will be contacted by the portal administrator with an update on the status of your submission and potential review.

Which protocols will NOT need a review?

  • Immediate pass through to the IRB (no SRC review)

  • Non-human subject studies

  • Exempt submissions

  • Studies with an external review with methodology sections

  • Federal or foundation funded projects that have gone through a peer-review process of its scientific validity and feasibility, including review of the protocol

  • Industry sponsored studies with an IND or IDE reviewed by the FDA

Please note, that these protocols need to be submitted to the DOM SRC portal but will not receive a full SRC review.

How often does the committee meet?

Protocols will be reviewed weekly and feedback given to investigators within 2-3 business days. {/slide}

Will there be a process to ensure the process is working?

Yes, an evaluation process will be followed. The Approval timelines (time to committee, time at committee, time to IRB and time to IRB approval), Quality of protocols, Satisfaction of committee members, Satisfaction of investigator, and Satisfaction of submitter (if not PI) will be assessed. {/slide} 

SRC Forms and Files

pdfDOM Protocol Oversight Review Form (PORF) 
This is a mandatory IRB form for all studies except non-human and developmental submissions.

pdfDOM Scientific Review Committee Process Chart

pdfDOM SRC Study Concept Form
This should be used for investigator initiated studies without a written protocol.