The Office of Research Assurances (ORA) is part of the University of Idaho’s overall effort to ensure the responsible and compliant conduct of its research enterprise. ORA is comprised of subject matter experts on research-related regulations, policies and guidelines. ORA is the university’s resource for compliance requirements and concerns.
New IRB Protocol System Launched
UI researchers will now submit and manage Institutional Research Board (IRB) protocols through the Vandals Electronic Research Administration System, or VERAS. The VERAS module for IRB replaces the protocol portal.
This first transition to VERAS is part of a long-term project to combine all pieces of research administration into one system. Additional modules will be added gradually over the next two years.