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: https://era.jmu.edu

To access the User Guide, please go to: https://www.jmu.edu/researchintegrity/eramanuals/index.shtml.

**Note: You will need a JMU eID and be connected to the JMU Official wireless network to access the system. JMU Guest Wireless will not work. Still unable to access the site? Try following the instructions for off-campus.

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

eRA Things to Know

Important Notes

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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