eBridge Guides - Human Research Projects

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Linking a PRO to a Funding Proposal Budget

When linking a Human Research Protocol (PRO) to a Funding Proposal (Grants & Contracts) budget within eBridge, you are identifying a funding source for your research.

Hide Show Errors

Using the "Hide/Show Errors" feature in a funding proposal SmartForm to verify that all required questions have been answered.

Logging In

Review the "Logging In" process from both on site and off site.

SmartForm Conversion - Ver 1.0 to Ver 3.0

This Guide explains the conversion from an older SmartForm to the current one.

IRB Departmental Reports

Guide for the Primary Department Administrator to process reports.

Study SmartForms Version 3.0

This section provides views of the various types of projects.

Human Subject Protection Training Report

This document gives you a step-by-step instruction on how to access the IRB Departmental Report for Human Subject Protection Training in CITI.

For all eBridge Members

SmartForm Instructions for PRO, AME and CPR (Link to HRPP Web page)

SmartForm Conversion V1-V3 (Link)

Study SmartForm for Version 3 (PDF) 5/31/14

SmartForms for Version 3 (Link) Updated 5/31/14

Linking a Protocol to a Funding Proposal Budget (Link) 9/7/13


For Department Administrators

IRB Departmental Reports (Link) 12/21/13


For IRB Committee Members

New IRB Committee Members (PDF) 11/21/13 

SmartForm Conversion V1-V3 PDF) 7/28/12

Validate Protocol and Funding Proposal (PDF) 9/7/13

Validation Attachments Availability during Review (PDF) 7/2/13 


For Clinical Trials - Deferred Projects

Job Aid Deferred Projects (PDF) 2/6/14

eBridge Workflow - NCI CIRB Deferred Projects (PDF) 2/6/14

Local Changes - NCI CIRB Deferred Projects (PDF) 2/6/14

Study SmartForm for NCI CIRB Deferred Projects (PDF) 2/15/14


For BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Job Aid for BCW Conversion (PDF) 4/14/14

Job Aid for BCW eBridge Registration (PDF) 4/1/14

Link to HRPP BloodCenter of Wisconsin (Web page) 4/23/14


eBridge Workflows for Human Research Projects

Electronic copies of the eBridge Workflows are available in PDF format.  The workflow documents are for navigation purposes only.

New Study Workflow (PDF) 5/31/14

CPR/Amendment Workflow (PDF) 4/12/14

Reportable Event Workflow (PDF) 2/15/14

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SmartForm ID: What is the ID Number?

  • Human Submissions ID (PRO, AME, CPR, RE)
  • Animal Submissions ID (AUA, AA, AR)
  • Funding Proposal ID (FP, BU)
  • IBC Applications ID (IBCYear#)

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