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    Guidance for completing activities in ESTR

ESTR How-To Guides
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Study Submission Guide PI & Study Staff A step-by-step guide for the study staff through creating and submitting a study, responding to clarification requests, and getting started with modifications, continuing reviews, and new information reports.
Study Reviewer’s Guide IRB Reviewers A step-by-step guide for reviewers through finding review checklists, viewing the study details, and submitting review decisions.
IRB Staff Administration Guide IRB Office Staff A guide for IRB staff that provides an IRB process overview and introductory navigation and procedural information.
Ancillary Reviewer Guide Assigned Ancillary Reviewers A guide for ancillary reviewers that provides an ancillary review process overview and introductory navigation and procedural information. Ancillary reviewers can include faculty sponsors, department reviewers, and IT Security reviewers.

ESTR training sessions can be scheduled as needed, at any time.  

Interested in ESTR training?

  • Request a session in person or over the phone at any time (for individuals or groups) by contacting estrhelp@harvard.edu.
     
  • Schedule time or visit during scheduled office hours/pop-up sessions to meet with your local IRB office team to learn about regulatory requirements and using ESTR:

Suite Outage Scheduled for January 2022 Minor Update (impacting OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety)

December 10, 2021

The research administration and compliance suite of applications, including OAIR, ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and Data Safety will be unavailable from Thursday, January 13 at 7:00pm ET until Friday, January 14 at 1:00am ET to complete minor updates.  Please view detailed release notes for additional information.

Please contact the application help desk with any questions:

  • Outside Activity and Interest Reporting-OAIR:...
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