Frequently Asked Questions

iRIS is an electronic web-based research software that facilitates IACUC, IBC, and IRB submissions and management of research protocols. Use of iRIS is mandated on the TTUHSC El Paso campus for all submissions.

Click here and select “Request New Account”. Please fill out the request entirely, and when complete, click on “Submit Request”.  

IBC related studies

For IBC related studies, requirements are as follows:

  • Conflict of Interest course through CITI
  • Lab Safety Essential (LSE) training
  • Financial Disclosure

Lab Safety Essentials (LSE) Training is at http://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/safety/training.aspx and may be accessed by logging in and checking on the box to the right of the person's name, “I work in a lab.”  Once this box has been checked, the LSE training will populate.

Conflict of Interest (COI) training is at www.citiprogram.org. Please select question No. 5 under the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso affiliation.

The financial disclosure form is at https://elpasottuhsc.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6PhkhvolTTBWMUR.

If shipping training is also needed (not required to open an iRIS account), please contact Jackie Lomeli at 215-4820.

IRB related studies

For IRB related studies, requirements are as followed:

  • Conflict of Interest course through CITI
  • Human Subject Research course through CITI
  • Financial Disclosure
  • Clinical Research Coordinator through CITI: required of all research coordinators AND research personnel performing functions related to recruiting and/or consenting in drug and/or device studies
  • Good Clinical Practice through CITI: for those doing research with drug or device studies
  • Informed Consent Training through ACME: for studies that involve informed consent

Conflict of Interest (COI) training is at www.citiprogram.org. Please select question No. 5 under the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso affiliation.

Human Subjects Research (HSR) training is at www.citiprogram.org. Please select question No. 1 under the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso affiliation.

Financial disclosure form is at https://elpasottuhsc.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6PhkhvolTTBWMUR.

IACUC related studies

For IACUC related studies, requirements are as follows:

  • Conflict of Interest course through CITI
  • Financial Disclosure

Conflict of Interest (COI) training is at www.citiprogram.org. Please select question No. 1 under the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso affiliation.

The financial disclosure form is at https://elpasottuhsc.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6PhkhvolTTBWMUR.

Cynthia Ramirez will advise on which other trainings should be completed through the CITI program.

 

You can affiliate your account with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso by visiting www.citiprogram.com and following the steps below.

  1. From the Main Menu on your profile, click on the link "Click here to affiliate with another institution."
  2. Type and choose the correct institution from the search box.
  3. Answer the member information questions required by your newly affiliated institution.
  4. Enroll in the course(s) required by your newly affiliated institution.

If you would like to receive credit for modules previously taken, there are several requirements that must be met.

  1. To transfer course credit between institutions, you will need to be affiliated with both institutions (your previous institution and your new institution). Follow the "Click here to affiliate with another institution" link on your Main Menu to add an affiliation.
  2. When you are affiliated with both institutions, enroll in the courses that need to be transferred under both institutions via the "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups" link under the appropriate institution if necessary. You will need to enroll in the same stage of the course (Basic/Refresher) for a proper transfer to occur.

Once you are enrolled in the courses, any modules that are shared between the courses between institutions will have their credit transferred automatically. The transfer is based on each module's unique ID number. If the courses do not match exactly, not all credit will transfer, and you may need complete the difference in modules at your new institution to get full credit for a Completion Report.