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Important Dates and Deadlines

IRB Protocol Submission Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021 (to be on the June 8, 2021 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, May 28, 2021 (to be on the June meeting agenda, date TBA)
Please note: The submission deadline is only for those studies requiring Full Committee review.

IBC Meeting: TBA

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

  • ORI will operate on the university’s modified summer work schedule and will close at noon on Fridays beginning the week of Monday, May 10 and ending Friday, August 13.
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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