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Protocol Approval Process | Application Process | Forms

Prior to beginning research in the Clinical Research Center (CRC) (G-5035) or the Satellite CRC in the Saunders Research Building (1.302), researchers are required to submit an application for approval by the CRC. Depending upon which IRB (RSRB or WIRB) is used for study approval, there are two ways to submit a CRC application. Further instructions are provided below.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the CTSI Secretary, Gail Figgins , at (585) 275-0718 or the CRC administrator, Kathleen Jensen, at (585) 275-0674. In addition, the rest of the CRC team is available for your inquiries regarding the operational protocol procedure. It is most helpful to address issues of concern prior to protocol submission.

Protocol Approval Process

The CRC must approve a protocol prior to conducting research procedures on study subjects on the CRC or using CRC resources. 

Please note the following changes to the CRC protocol submission/review process that took effect on January 1, 2013:

  • IRB (RSRB or WIRB) approval will be required prior to CRC review.
  • CRC review will consist of a feasibility review for the requested use of CRC services or resources.  The CRC is committed to prompt review of the protocol for feasibility. 
      • The review process starts upon receipt of the CRC application with IRB approval, as a scheduled review meeting is no longer required.
      • If there are no questions or issues needing clarification during the review process, the protocol can be approved and a CRC protocol number will be provided by the fifth business day after CRC receipt of the protocol. 
      • If the PI responds promptly to any questions or items of clarification arising from the review, it is estimated that the turnaround time for the feasibility review would be a total of two weeks from CRC receipt of the protocol. 
      • The CRC strongly encourages study teams to work with the CRC staff prior to protocol submission to work out potential issues and reduce time to approval.
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Application Process

Depending upon which IRB (RSRB or WIRB) is used for study approval, there are two ways to submit a CRC application, including: 

  1. CRC Protocol Submission Using the RSRB Online Submission System (ROSS).
    • When completing the RSRB application, select the check box requesting CRC services in section 62.1 of the application.  By checking this box, you will be provided with several questions to answer that are specific to the CRC. 
    • Once the RSRB approves the protocol, the CRC will be provided with access to the protocol submission in the ROSS system so that the CRC feasibility review can begin.
  2. Electronic CRC Protocol Submission Application (to be used for studies reviewed by WIRB)
    • This CRC application form must be completed and submitted electronically to Gail Figgins , along with documentation of WIRB protocol approval, and the other required documents detailed in the table below.  Once these documents are received, the CRC feasibility review will begin. 

Please use the table below to determine the components that you must submit for CRC protocol review.  The required components are based upon the involvement of the CRC in the study.  Incomplete submissions may result in delay of review. 

CRC Involvement

Protocol

RSRB- or WIRB-Approved Consent Form

RSRB/WIRB Documentation of Approval

Investigator Brochure

Laboratory Manual or the Portion thereof that Relates to the Tests Conducted on the CRC

Measures / Assessments to be Conducted in the CRC  

Cost Estimate Provided by the CRC

Nursing

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Nutrition Services

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

Blood draw and processing (blood drawn on the CRC)

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

no

yes

Blood processing (blood draws not conducted on the CRC)

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

no

yes

Vital signs only

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

yes

DEXA

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

Space Only

yes

yes

yes

no

no

no

yes

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