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Western IRB Submission Process



Do you have a study that may be eligible review by Western IRB (WIRB), but do not know how to locate information about the submission process? The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) offers the use of the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) for multi-site corporate-sponsored Phase III-IV clinical trials to all departments within the College of Medicine. 

Detailed information about the WIRB submission process can be found on the MUSC IRB website at:

If you are already familiar with the WIRB submission process, please take a few minutes to review the submission process instructions as the process has slightly changed. For example, there is no longer the requirement to submit the WIRB Request Form to the MUSC IRB.  

For more information, please contact the MUSC IRB at 843-792-3071 or 792-6534.


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  • From the FAQ Page

    Q9.1 Why am I not able to log into the eIRB?


    • Please make sure when entering your username you are entering your MUSC NetID name. Then enter your password.
    • If you continue to have log in issues, you may need to be registered in the eIRB system. This may be the case for someone who has just been assigned a NetID and has not yet been added into the eIRB system. If this is the case, the 1st time a new user logs into the system, a registration screen will be displayed. Fully complete the requested information. Note: Non-faculty member study PIs will require a mentor to be able to be listed in eIRB with PI rights. To ensure this, check the box that indicates you are a student, as this is the mechanism to grant you this PI access right. After the registration form is complete and the user clicks ok, an email is sent to the MUSC eIRB administrator. The site administrator will complete the registration (about a 24 hour turn-around timeframe), assign the user roles appropriate to the user’s research activities and activate the account. The user will receive an email notification of account activation. This process can take up to 24 hours; however, if registration is required sooner, contact the eIRB systems administrator.
    • If you continue to have log in issues, you may need to contact OCIO at 792-9700 to ensure your Net ID is working properly.

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