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Online IRB Submissions


UnityPoint Health - Meriter uses a web-based electronic protocol submission, review and communication system. Through your electronic user account, you will:

  • Complete all Meriter forms (Initial Reviews, Continuing Reviews, Protocol Changes or Amendments, Study Closure, etc.)
  • Submit all research-related documents
  • Correspond with the IRB

Request an Account

  1. Visit the Meriter IRB online application site.
  2. Click the "Request New Account" button below the login block.
  3. Complete the required fields (view tip sheet). 

Accounts are set up during regular business hours, Monday - Friday. You will receive an e-mail notification in 24-72 hours when your account has been activated. 

Who Needs a User Account?

All study personnel listed on the study application will need a Meriter IRB account. 

Study personnel are those who have contact with Meriter patients, patient records or patient specimens for research purposes. 

Individuals conducting Quality Assurance or Program Improvement projects do not need a user account. View instructions for submitting a non-regulated project.

User Account and Human Subject Protection Training

  • All study personnel must fulfill the Meriter Human Subject Training Requirement. Compliance with this requirement is tracked through the online submission system.

  • Send a recent, dated proof of completion for your human subjects protection training to the UnityPoint Health - Meriter IRB Office.

  • Submissions are electronically blocked from reaching the IRB if even one person on a submission fails to have current training associated with their user account.