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Electronic Institutional Review Board Modernization

The Electronic Institutional Review Board (EIRB) is a Department of Defense (DoD)-wide web-based application for submission, management, and regulatory oversight of research protocols, supporting documents and scholarly products.

EIRB is a lifecycle management tool for research involving humansand animals, and facilitates radiation safety, publication clearance,and DoD-unique reviews. EIRB users include research facility staff members, investigators, reviewers, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), and regulatory oversight staff.


EIRB supports the directive of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to achieve a DoD-wide automated system for integration of DoD research, irrespective of Defense Health Program funding.

Key Features

  • Common Access Card (CAC) required for use
  • Standardized templates
  • Electronically create, modify, and submit review board documents
  • Electronically correspond with researchers and committees
  • Simultaneous online board review of protocols and associated documents

Key Benefits

  • Facilitates electronic development of meeting agendas and minutes
  • Provides dashboard reporting and analysis
  • Reports workload, approval time, and productivity metrics
  • Uses role based access
  • Supports standard and “wizard” forms

Help and Support

  • To get an account, contact your local site administrator.
  • For technical assistance, email the DHA Global Service Center or call 1-800-600-9332.

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PG-06-003: Policy Guidance for Research Conducted by Investigators with DoD CaCs


This Policy Guidance explains the process by which research conducted by investigators without DoD Common Access Cards (CACs) shall be entered into the Electronic Institutional Review Board (EIRB) system.

PG-06-002: Policy for Requesting Modifications to the Electronic Institutional Review Board


This Policy Guidance Document explains the process by which EIRB Users at OUSD(P&R) institutions may request modifications to the EIRB system.

PG-06-001: Requirements for Use of the Electronic Institutional Review Board Policy Guidance


This Policy Guidance Document explains the requirements for the use of the Electronic Institutional Review Board (EIRB) system for processing, reviewing, and managing research by OUSD(P&R) institutions.

DASD HRPO Memo Use of the Electronic Institutional Review Board


This memo directs all institutions of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness supporting or conducting human or animal research to use the Electronic Institutional Review Board system for processing and approving studies requiring their review.

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