Please follow these steps to submit a new study on IRBNet:

  • Use your username and password to sign in to IRBNet.
  •  Click “Create New Project,” located on the left side of the page.
  • Enter project title and the first and last name of the principal investigator.
  • After entering this information, you will be taken to the “Designer” page. 
    • You can access the designer page by clicking on “Designer” under the heading “Project Administration,” located on the left side of the page.
  • Under “Step 2,” click on “Add New Document” to upload files.  Putting together your project in this way is called “assembling your document package.”    ______________________________________________________________________

For a New Study You Need To Upload the Following Documents

  • IACUC
    • Animal Teaching Protocol Form, Animal Breeding Colony Application Form, Laboratory Animal Research Protocol Application Form, and/or Non-Laboratory/Field Animal Protocol Form (depending on your research project, you may need to submit one or more of these documents)
  • IRB
    •  Human Subjects Research Application and Narrative form
    • Any and all relevant project documents
      • Informed Consent documents
      • Parental Permission forms
      • Surveys
      • Recruitment Letters or E-mails
      • Introductory Scripts
      • Anything you will use in your study that will help the review committee understand your research topic and explains how you plan to conduct your research. 

After uploading all documents:

  • To share your study with others involved in the project, click on “Share this Project.”  Select those users you wish to share your study with (if applicable).  
  •  Next, click on “Sign this Package.”
  • Your project is ready to be submitted to committee.  Click on “Submit this Package.”
  • Select the proper committee to review the study.  Ball State University has four listed: ASPiRE, IACUC, IBC, and IRB.  Highlight the committee and click "Continue."
  • Select your “Submission Type,” and choose “New Project.”
  • Click “Submit.”