Loyola University Chicago

Institutional Review Board

IRB Announcements

Application and Review Policy Revisions
Changes effective as of 8/25/2010:

NEW! Online IRB Project Management Program
On August 25, 2010, the Loyola University IRB launched a new online proposal submission and tracking system called "CAP" (short for Compliance Approval Package). This new program is the portal for managing all your projects that require submission to the IRB.

If you are new to the IRB process, then you will need to create an account by selecting the "Request ID" link. If you already have a project approved by the IRB or have completed the online CITI program, then you already have an account. To access your account, use the log-in information you received by email from the ORS. If you did not receive an email or do not remember your password, please use the "Forgot your password? link to have a new password sent to your Loyola University email account.

The IRB and ORS understand that transitioning to the new web-based system may pose challenges. If you have questions, need assistance, or have feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Ellis, Asst. Dir. of Research Compliance, at aellis5@luc.edu or by telephone at 773-508-2689.

Click here to access CAP.

Changes effective as of 1/26/2010:

Have IRB related questions?

Starting in February 2010, the Office for Research Services will have walk-in hours to help people with IRB submissions and questions.
For more details and the IRB Walk-In Hour schedule, please visit http://www.luc.edu/irb/help.

Changes effective as of 11/1/2009:

Friends, Colleagues, and Fellow Researchers,

The Institutional Review Board has undergone many changes since July. First, the former Compliance Manager, Ms. Rebekah Soule, left the university and has been replaced by Mr. Andrew Ellis, Assistant Director for Research Compliance. Andy received a Master's of Science from Northwestern University in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science, joining Loyola in early August. Before Rebekah left Loyola, she developed a set of online application forms in an Adobe Acrobat format that can be completed with the free, downloadable Acrobat Reader. Andy has worked to convert all forms to writeable Adobe Acrobat forms, with the help of Ms. Stephanie Augustine, Administrative Assistant for ORS.

The IRB is ready to go to an all email submission system. It will not accept paper application forms after November 1, 2009. Please visit our new website at http://www.luc.edu/irb_dev/irb_home.shtml to be certain that you are submitting forms that are up-to-date. One of Rebekah's major accomplishments before she left was to complete a new Investigator's Guide to the IRB Review Process. This guide, which is available from a link at the IRB home page, should answer any questions you may have about the new process. One of the best things about the email submission process is that multiple copies of applications are no longer required, and neither are signatures on forms. Investigators no longer need to deliver items to the Office of Research Services in inclement weather. All that is required is that the application be submitted from a Loyola University email address to irb@luc.edu by the Principal Investigator. For undergraduate and graduate students, application materials should be forwarded to the faculty sponsors, who will then forward them to irb@luc.edu, indicating their approval and endorsement of materials. Again, signatures are no longer required!

I hope you will find the IRB’s new application procedures to your liking. The feedback we have received thus far is quite favorable. I apologize for the abruptness of the change to the electronic submission system, but feel it is necessary to guarantee that submissions arrive on forms that are current. Beyond November 1, 2009, the IRB will no longer accept paper applications or electronic versions of the older WORD-based documents.


Toby Dye, Chairman
Institutional Review Board
Loyola University Chicago

Website Revisions
Changes as of 8/25/2010:

The IRB has implemented an electronic submission system for new applications. Some of our old forms have been retained, and are available on our Forms page. However, please note that certain forms should only be used for projects submitted to the IRB prior to August 25, 2010 that have not been converted to the CAP system.

Changes as of 11/1/2009:
  • The IRB will no longer accept paper application forms after November 1, 2009. Revised application documents are located at the Forms page.