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Important Dates and Deadlines

IRB Protocol Submission Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020 (to be on the November 17, 2020 meeting agenda)
Please note: The submission deadline is only for those studies requiring Full Board review. Exempt and Expedited studies are accepted on a rolling basis. 

IACUC Protocol Submission Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020 (to be on the November meeting agenda, date TBD)
Please note: The submission deadline is only for those studies requiring Full Committee review.

IBC Meeting: TBD

Announcements
  • The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has moved to to 1031 Harrison St. (NEW Foundation Hall building).

  • The IRB policy has been revised. To review, please go here

  • CITI Program has a free course entitled "COVID-19: Back to Campus." If you are interested, the course must be completed by March 1, 2021. Instructions on how to access the training can be found here.

Accessing the electronic Research Administration (eRA) Software System

To submit a protocol:

On-Campus: https://era.jmu.edu/

Off-campus: via SSL VPN

For more information on how to submit through eRA or how to access the system remotely, please see the "Submission Procedure" page under the appropriate committee tab on the lefthand navigation.

Training manuals are also available here (requires JMU eID to access).

Travel
  • All official travel outside of Virginia is still halted for our faculty (and staff) as Commonwealth of VA employees. Regardless of the funding sources available (E&G, grants, etc.), no faculty are currently allowed to participate in in-person, work-related activities outside of Virginia.
  • Virtual conference attendance is allowed because it does not involve travel. Funding would need to be available at the department or college level.
  • Faculty could attend virtual meetings for research purposes as these do not involve travel at all. Funding would need to be available at the department or college level (including grant funds).
  • At this time, faculty can attend in-person meetings within Virginia for research purposes. Funding would need to be available at the department or college level (including grant funds).
  • JMU employees cannot travel to areas with COVID-19-related travel bans.

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