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Are You New to the IRB Application Process?

Let us walk you through each step and assist you with your first University of Utah human subjects research application.

  Begin  by selecting the type of study you plan to submit. 

  Next, learn more about how to prepare to submit your IRB application.

  Finally, let us walk you through how to submit an IRB application in ERICA system.

What Type of Study are you Submitting?

Learn about the review process for your study. We will walk you through how to submit a single-site or multi-site study. 


Pre-Application Process

Follow these steps to prepare to submit an IRB application. Click on each button below to learn more.

Submitting a New Study Application in ERICA

Investigators applying for any initial approval of a proposed research protocol must submit a completed ERICA New Study application.

The ERICA system uses a “smart form” application which requires specific information based upon the responses of the applicant. For example, the New Study application includes a specific page for placebo-controlled trials. This page will only generate for the investigator if they indicate earlier in the application that the study involves placebo. Applications which are missing responses in required fields cannot be submitted electronically.

Additional forms within the ERICA system and documents created outside of the ERICA system may be required to complete an ERICA New Study application. Forms should be completed within ERICA as indicated. Documents should be attached to the “Documents and Attachments” page of the ERICA New Study application. See the Investigator Guidance Series: Required Documents and Forms for IRB Applications for a list of documents and forms necessary for applications.


  1. Log onto ERICA
  2. Click on the IRB Studies tab
  3. Click on the Create a New Studies Application button
  4. Complete the new study application entirely
  5. Attach required and supporting documents to the Documents and Attachments page
  6. Submit the new study application to the IRB for review

Note: It is the PI's responsibility to oversee and ensure proper completion of information to the IRB. This includes the submission of all applications pertaining to the study, as well as revisions requested during the IRB review of an application.

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Last Updated: 9/6/23