ESTR System Status

HRDSP Partial Roll-out May 15 & ESTR-IRB Upgrade May 29-June 1

May 12, 2020

HRDSP Partial Roll-out-May 15

Starting May 15th 2020, the University will be implementing a partial rollout of the updated Research Data Security Policy (HRDSP) Guidance.  Please visit the Harvard Research Data Management website for additional information on how this may impact IRB review.

ESTR-IRB Upgrade-Friday, May 29 at 2:00 pm until Monday, June 1 at 3:00 am

The ESTR support team announces its spring release for May 29. This release incorporates significant suite-wide updates and enhancements.
ESTR-IRB was unavailable from Friday, May 29 at 2:00 pm until Monday, June 1 at 3:00 am  to allow for system updates.
Highlights of the release include:

  • Integration with Office365 for easier viewing and editing of submission-related documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Modernized SmartForm design with updated navigation and reviewer options; and
  • Updates to support new Data Safety requirements related to IRB submissions.

A complete list of items included in this upgrade can be found in the Release Notes. Contact the ESTR Help Desk with any questions or concerns.