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IRB Application Process

WCU now uses InfoEd, a web-based electronic system for IRB submissions and the review process. InfoEd is integregated with WCU technology and will require you to authenticate upon login.  

Student User Registration in InfoEd

Students do not automatically have access to InfoEd. Students can request access through the link below. Once the form is submitted, access will be instant. Please note, the student that needs access must fill the form out; it may not be done by a faculty or staff member.

Student Request for Access to InfoEd

Required Human Subjects Training

Researchers are responsible for including certification of human subjects training with each submission to the IRB. Certification must be included for all research personnel included in the application. Click the link below for detailed instructions.

CITI Training Guide
Downloading CITI Course Certificate

How to Submit a Project

For all initial submissions, researchers must login to InfoEd and submit a Request for Initial Review of Research. This is an eForm and may be found in the Compliance Module of the software.

Post-Approval Project Functions

All post-approval functions on a project (i.e. modification, continuing review, etc.) must now be completed in InfoEd through the use of eForms. 

Additional Training Resources

Training resources for InfoEd may be found at the link below. 

InfoEd Resources Page

Please contact the IRB Office at or 828-227-7212 if you have any questions during the transition to InfoEd. We are happy to schedule in-person training sessions at your convenience.

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