D. Protocol Summary Page

From the eIBC Home page, click on the blue rDNA protocol number from the list of rDNA protocols at the bottom of the page.

The right side of the display is the “Action” button; click the button to see a menu of actions available for that rDNA protocol.

Note: Not all actions are available at all times. For example, while the status is “In Review” an rDNA protocol cannot be edited by the researcher, thus the “Edit” option will not be available.

Menu Options:

View: 

This action allows a user with read-only access to view all sections of the rDNARD.  A printable pdf may also be produced by accessing the document using this action and clicking the PDF icon at the bottom of a section. The PDF created however, will not contain documents that are attached to the rDNARD.

Compare:

This action allows a user to compare the most recent version of the rDNARD to a previous version (draft, approved, etc.). This action may be useful for determining what changes have been made during IBC review or an amendment proposal.

Edit: 

This action allows an authorized user to make and save edits to any section of the rDNARD or amendment currently in draft or revisions status.

Copy: 

This action allows an authorized user to start a new rDNARD by copying the majority of an existing rDNARD for the purpose of submitting a new rDNA protocol. All sections will be copied, except for certain information (including protocol number, health considerations, and dual use information). All appropriate edits may then be made in the newly created rDNA protocol prior to submission for IBC review.

Withdraw:

  This action allows an authorized user to withdraw a submitted rDNA protocol or Amendment that is currently under IBC review. Withdrawing a submitted document will remove it from the review process entirely.

Renew: 

This action allows an authorized user to start a renewal rDNA protocol from the currently approved version of an rDNARD for the purpose of continuing the same project. All pertinent information (including health considerations and dual use information) will be transferred to the new draft. All appropriate edits may then be made in the newly created renewal rDNA protocol prior to submission for IBC review.

Amend: 

This action allows an authorized user to begin a draft amendment to an approved rDNARD. This action is only available on an approved document for which an amendment is not currently in draft or under IBC review. Any number of modifications can be made in a given amendment request; however, only one amendment request can be initiated/in review at a time.

Delete: 

This action allows an authorized user to permanently delete a draft version of an rDNA protocol or amendment. Once an rDNA protocol or amendment is under IBC review, it cannot be deleted without first being withdrawn.  This action cannot be reversed.

Workflow:

This action allows an authorized user to see the workflow history of the rDNARD; the dates of submission, approval, and the review process can be viewed.