Regulatory Management

UMOR has organized a committee to review and prioritize new or modified research projects related to COVID-19. Prior to submission of an IRB application or amendment to study COVID-19, investigators must submit a COVID-related Research Prioritization Form. The outcome letter from the Prioritization review must be uploaded into the eResearch submission in section 44 (or as a posted correspondence for exempt/not-regulated projects).

The eResearch Regulatory Management (eRRM) system provides review and approval processes for the U-M Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the U-M Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The application types available to research teams include Human Subjects, Repository, and IBC Biosafety.

eResearch Regulatory Management helps the university better ensure that it is meeting its obligation to conduct research in an ethical manner in accordance with regulations governing research while reducing the administrative burden.​

eRRM is developed under the leadership of the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) and Information and Technology Services (ITS), with input from faculty and staff from all three U-M campuses, the institutional review boards, and other review committees.