Now Live: The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has implemented an electronic Research Administration (eRA) software system. Paper submissions are no longer accepted as of January 3, 2019.

To submit a protocol, please go to:

***The site will be down on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 between 7 am and 9 am to implement changes to the Revised Common Rule, the federal regulations governing human subjects research. We apologize for the inconvenience.

A User Manual is in the process of being created. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact ORI at or call (540) 568-7025.

**Note: You will need a JMU eID and be connected to the JMU wireless network to access the system.

To connect to eRA off-campus, please see the following instructions:

Please note the following:

  • Protocol Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM- Friday 3 weeks prior to scheduled meeting date. Please click here for protocol submission deadlines and scheduled meetings.
    • **All protocols submitted AFTER the deadline WILL NOT be reviewed until the NEXT month!
  • Completion of the following requirements:
    • Occupational Health Risk Assessment Questionnaire (all students involved must have on file)
    • CITI Working with the IACUC Training
    • CITI (working w/species specific) Training
    • CITI Occupational Health and Safety Training
    • Face-to-Face Training (of specific research and safety procedures conducted by the PI for all students listed on the protocol)
  • Protocols to be reviewed should be received by IACUC not less than 30 days prior to the date approval is required.
  • The Principal Investigator must receive notification of approval from the IACUC prior to beginning the research project.
  • Application approval will be for a maximum of three years.
  • The principal investigator will be contacted annually by the IACUC, to renew the protocol and verify the status of the project.
  • If no significant change in the protocol has occurred, renewal approval may be extended for a year, until the maximum period of three years has been met.
  • Approval will be canceled for discontinued projects.

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