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Research Compliance

Customizable, Turnkey solutions that work out of the box while also providing you the flexibility to configure the system to meet your own unique needs.

As Ready As You Are

Are you prepared for an onsite audit?  Is that site visit simply routine, or are federal agencies and other monitoring entities a concern? Are you ready for your next committee review?

InfoEd Research Compliance guarantees your efforts are to assure the ethical conduct of research is rewarded by easily managing compliance with federal, state and institutional governing bodies, as well as the facilitation of timely and accurate approvals from the appropriate committees.

The InfoEd Research Compliance Suite was specifically designed to assure your dedication to remaining compliant isn’t held back by administrative hurdles, errors, and hard to follow paper trails.

Benefits At A Glance

  • Support 100% electronic paperless processes
  • Fully integrated data flow
  • Connects researchers, committees and administrators in a single collaborative environment
  • Full development, tracking and reporting of:
    • Conflict of Interest disclosures
    • Human and Animal Subjects approvals
    • Export Controls
    • Reduce redundant data entry
    • Track across all points of human, animal, and environmental safety research

Fully integrated and inclusive of all touch-points, InfoEd Research Compliance empowers your team to collaboratively and transparently support and strengthen both research compliance and your research compliance monitoring programs.

Human Studies IRB / Ethics

Get On With The Research

Researchers, IRB/Ethics Administrators, and research admins are facing mounting compliance pressures. Manual and paper-based methodologies and ill-suited applications are simply too cumbersome, time consuming, and prone to error.

InfoEd Human Studies / IRB & Ethics is the one solution that allows all stakeholders access to the complete protocol and all reviews, while providing a perfectly suited and individualized perspective for each stake-holder. Nothing slips and nothing falls-through, because everyone is operating on the same page.

More Is Less

More than simplifying the entire compliance review process, InfoEd Human Studies provides full data integration into the comprehensive InfoEd eRA Suite. More data integration means less data entry, less paperwork, and less time spent on managing multiple software applications.

  • Web-based and accessible from anywhere – ready when you are
  • Individual, customized stakeholder views – everyone has the information they need when they need it
  • Keeps you focused on creating protocols, not creating more paperwork
  • Animal Studies  (IACUC/Animal Care), Human Studies (IRB/Ethics), and Environmental Safety protocols are linked – reduces duplicated effort
  • Simple version control accelerates approvals
research administrator

Researchers And Principal Investigators

  • Designed to eliminate missed information or incomplete questions
  • eForms are submitted electronically for signoffs or directly to the IRB office
  • eForms can include mandatory questions and uploads
  • Protocols submitted to multiple committees can be linked and statuses of each protocol can be easily managed and viewed
  • Intuitive and very easy to use

Research Administrators

  • Data flows seamlessly from other InfoEd Solutions
  • A single system with protocol tracing, conditional alerts, reporting, and electronic letters to manage your  paperless office
  • Supports multiple routes including passing the protocol through various signoffs and information-only  alerts

Committees And Reviewers

  • Automated agenda and minutes – no retyping
  • Empowers your primary concerns managing research ethics and protecting the rights, safety, and wellbeing of research participants
  • Evaluate the risk-benefit ratio of research and document rationale for approval
  • Easily monitor/audit ongoing research

InfoEd Human Studies / IRB & Ethics Core Functions

Protocol Development

Investigators create their own submissions and route them electronically to the IRB/EC office, minimizing redundant data entry

All administrative and protocol details associated with a submission can be coded and tracked

Templates can be developed and reused to accelerate the process for future protocols

Committee Review

Compliance workflow supports multiple reviews and levels of oversight for each submission, from intake to full committee review

All aspects of committee and meeting management can be handled within the system, from agenda generation to distribution of meeting minutes and notifications to investigators

Reviewer comments are captured electronically, forming the basis for meeting minutes and related correspondence.

Animal Studies / IACUC

Get The Research Started

Why spend more time than you have to getting the research started? The InfoEd Animal Studies / IACUC Solution was developed specifically to solve the real issues you told us you face:

  • You didn’t get into research to do paper work
  • You want your animal studies protocol to be in compliance
  • You want the reviews to go smoothly and without delays
  • You want to get started on the research

Simple enough. With InfoEd Animal Studies / IACUC, all stakeholders have access to the complete protocol and all reviews, while providing a perfectly suited and individualized perspective for each stake-holder. Nothing slips and nothing falls-through, because everyone is operating on the same page.

More Is Less

Researchers And Principal Investigators

  • Designed to eliminate missed information or incomplete questions
  • eForms are submitted electronically for signoffs or directly to the IACUC offices
  • eForms can include mandatory questions and uploads
  • Protocols submitted to multiple committees can be linked and statuses of each protocol can be easily managed and viewed
  • Intuitive and very easy to use

Compliance Administrator

  • Data flows seamlessly from other InfoEd Solutions
  • A single system with protocol tracing, conditional alerts, reporting, and electronic letters to manage your  paperless office
  • Supports multiple routes including passing the protocol through various signoffs and information-only  alerts

Committees And Reviewers

  • Automated agenda and minutes – no retyping
  • Manage animal research facilities inspections
  • Track and report on animal care and use programs
  • Detailed tracking of research methods
  • Easily track personnel qualifications
  • Integration with InfoEd COI

Less Frustration. Full Integration.

More than simplifying the entire compliance review process, InfoEd Animal Studies / IACUC provide full data integration into the comprehensive InfoEd eRA Suite. More data integration means less data entry, less paperwork, and less time spent on managing multiple software applications.

  • Web-based and accessible from anywhere – ready when you are
  • Individual, customized stakeholder views – everyone has the information they need when they need it
  • Keeps you focused on creating protocols, not creating more paperwork
  • Animal (IACUC/EC), Human (IRB/EC), and Environmental Safety protocols are linked – reduces duplicated effort
  • Simple version control accelerates approvals

InfoEd Animal Studies / IACUC Core Functions

Protocol Development

Create your own submissions and route them electronically to the IACUC office, minimizing redundant data entry

All administrative and protocol details associated with a submission can be coded and tracked

Templates can be developed and reused to accelerate the process for future protocols

Committee Review

Compliance workflow supports multiple reviews and levels of oversight for each submission, from intake to full committee review

All aspects of committee and meeting management can be handled within the system, from agenda generation to distribution of meeting minutes and notifications to investigators

Reviewer comments are captured electronically, forming the basis for meeting minutes and related correspondence

Environmental Safety

Safety First

InfoEd Environmental Safety will help you confidently manage compliance with federal, local, and institutional requirements for use of potentially harmful biological, chemical, and radioactive substances in your research.

Researchers benefit from a fully electronic development and management system that:

  • Simplifies preparing, submitting and tracking safety plans
  • Eliminates redundant data entry and errors
  • Easily manage routing and versions
  • Provides a single collaborate environment with individually customizable views and permissions for all stakeholders, Researchers, Administrators, Reviewers, Safety Boards

InfoEd Environmental Safety Core Functions

Environmental Safety Development

Environmental Safety Development provides researchers with a web-based solution for preparing, submitting, and tracking safety plans. The easy to use software streamlines the administrative effort involved in submissions and offers useful new functionality for organizing research projects.

  • Supports studies involving Radiation Safety, Biological Agents, Hazardous Chemicals; Genome Studies and RDNA
  • Design and maintain application form templates
  • Auto-Fill utility conveniently loads standard personnel and organizational details
  • User-friendly interface with field level help
  • Upload any supporting materials
  • Record Auto-Checking
  • Paperless electronic routing and approval mechanism for departmental reviews
  • Manage complete submission history
  • Easily clone safety plan amendments and modifications from the previous submission
  • Easily compare and contrast a new submissions against currently approved versions
  • Automatically copy new safety plans from existing records

Environmental Safety Management

Environmental Safety Management provides comprehensive support for tracking safety plan applications and organizing the operations of Safety Boards. The intuitive web-based solution puts information at the fingertips of busy research administrators so they can keep up with increasing submission activity and proactively monitor regulatory compliance.

  • Workflow Manager allows immediate view of status of all safety plans
  • Electronic workflow eliminates correctness checking and rekeying
  • Ad hoc Reporting provides customizable views of all fields in all records
  • Detailed board administration controls
  • Automated monitoring of renewal dates
  • System-wide renewal date tracking
  • Automatically generates communications
  • Tracks personnel development programs to ensure compliance with institutional training requirements.
  • Track and manage Incident Reports
  • Track current audits and past audit history

Conflict Of Interest

No Delays. No Worries

Conflict of Interest disclosures need not significantly impact your research activities. Regardless of the complexities, InfoEd Conflict of Interest helps you collect researcher and staff disclosures, establish management plans, and fulfill your policy requirements.

Researchers And Principal Investigators 

  • Minimize administrative interruptions to your research activities
  • Fulfill institutional policy requirements quickly and easily – on campus, at home, or while traveling
  • Transparency tools help you minimize project approval delays by alerting you to incomplete personnel certifications
  • Receive automatic notifications when updates are required

Compliance Administrators

  • Ensure compliance with federal and/or state regulations regarding disclosure
  • Easily and quickly identify relationships with external organizations in different contexts that might pose potential conflict of interest
  • Reduce the time and effort spent on disclosures that have no external interests, allowing greater allocation to actual potential conflicts
  • Easily able to access related disclosure, project, and management plan information with minimal effort and demonstrate integrity for your audit

InfoEd Conflict Of Interest Core Functions

InfoEd Conflict of Interest serves as a convenient online solution for individuals to disclose relevant relationships and holdings. Integration of the disclosure and review process with the approval and management of research activity helps to maintain the integrity of the process.

Flexible Data Collection

Document Management

Institutions can design and configure their own user interfaces for data entry using the InfoEd Solution integrated eForm tool, which allows for automatic population of data from standardized sources, as well as branching logic to guide the user through institution requirements

All administrative and protocol actions support document storage, allowing the institution to maintain electronic versions of committee review, communications, management plans, etc.

Document storage can be selectively integrated with institution repositories, which allows the system to act as a source or controlled access point to materials

Reporting

Research Integration

The reporting tools provide access to all fields, enabling configurable views of the data on demand, to quantify financials, track performance, and support diligence in the completion of action items

Institutions can model the interwoven relationships between conflict of interest management and the approval of research funding, research protocols and contracts

Event triggers and communications can flow between offices to strengthen research integrity

Contact Management

Committee Review

Leverages a central contact management system, providing visibility into the relationships with external organizations across research efforts

Track committee results and subsequent action from disclosure or certification

Track ongoing review to ensure compliance with management plans

Disclosure And Certification

Electronically disclose statements of external interests

Automatically triage submissions for review based on the responses provided

Identify external interests that relate to research activity

Conflict Management

Create management plans that are referenced appropriately against the relevant disclosure and research activities

InfoEd GENIUS® Expertise Management Solution

GENIUS® is an integral piece of the InfoEd eRA Solutions Suite. It maintains all faculty CV and profile data and allows that data to be appropriately shared across other relevant InfoEd Solutions such as InfoEd Conflict of Interest and InfoEd Research Outputs.

Within GENIUS®, faculty have the ability to customize Biosketch templates and publish profiles globally. Data entered is also utilized in daily funding opportunity notifications from the InfoEd SPIN Funding Opportunities database.

  • Easily maintain your entire profile online
  • Collaborative with configurable privileges for both Researcher and Administrator access
  • Configurable automatic update reminders
  • Time-saving, pre-formed bio-sketches
  • Upload and display any file type including photos, audio and video publications