Departmental Signoffs for Initial Submissions


Conducting Research in Jefferson County Public Schools

  • Contact the JCPS IRB with your research idea to ensure the research will be allowed within the school system.
  • You must obtain approval from the JCPS IRB prior to submitting to the University of Louisville IRB. 
  • Information for conducting research in the JCPS System and submitting to the JCPS IRB can be found on their website. The website includes JCPS policies, templates, and application process information. 
  • Once you obtain JCPS IRB approval, submit the approved materials to the UofL IRB through iRIS following the steps outlined on the Initial Submission tab.

Case Reports

Case reports by University of Louisville definition are medical information collected and presented on up to five patients to highlight an interesting treatment, presentation, or outcome.

  • Based on local policy, researchers developing case reports must use the Case Report Self-Certification Decision Tool to certify that their project meets the definition of a case report and as a notification to the IRB of the activity. 
  • If your proposed activity does not meet the definition of a case report, you must submit to the IRB for review via iRIS.

Federal Regulations and Guidance

Study Management Tools for Investigators and Coordinators