eResearch 5.7 Framework Update

Release date: Sunday, September 26, 2010

Framework update outage information:
5 p.m. Friday, September 24 through 7 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2010

This framework upgrade includes some user facing changes. There are no changes to the human subjects or IBC smartforms or routing logic.

Changes for study teams:

  • Study teams should not submit informed consent documents or recruitment materials that have headers and/or footers that contain merge fields, the header or footer with the merge fields should be removed (typically, the merge fields for IRBMED are in the header and for IRBHSBS in the footer)
  • The [Edit] button has been replaced with "Upload Revision"

Text of email notification sent to study teams on September 23, 2010:

The eResearch Regulatory Management system will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, to 7:00 a.m., Monday, September 27, 2010. During this time the system will be updated. System generated notifications, including expiration notices, that were scheduled to be sent September 24-26, will be sent on Thursday, September 23.

The following change may impact study teams:
Merge fields should no longer included in informed consent documents and recruitment materials. The IRB offices will have updated templates posted on their websites and links to those templates will be in the human subjects research application. Study teams with a currently approved application do not need to take any immediate action; for new applications and amendments, the documents should not contain merge fields.

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