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The Rush Research Portal (RRP) is a better way to manage all aspects of the research submission process. All new studies will be submitted electronically through the RRP. IRB studies that were active prior to September 17, 2007 (legacy studies) have been uploaded into the system.

One of the many benefits of the RRP is it is accessible via the Internet, allowing a streamlined approach to the submission, review and approval of research projects, even if the necessary people are not physically here at Rush. The system will notify department approvers, IRB staff and/or other study staff as the project advances through the system. This process eliminates the need to submit 13 paper copies of studies to the IRB.

New components to the RRP are available. Coverage Analysis, Grants and Contracts can now be created and submitted through the RRP. This will allow an even more efficient process linking the IRB study, Coverage Analysis, Grants and Contracts in one central location. A Clinical Trials Participant Tracking (CTPT) module is currently being built and should be released in the near future.

To obtain a login ID for the RRP, all users are required to attend training. Training is available every Friday in the lower level of the Annex building at 11 a.m.

Additional group training can be accommodated for those who cannot attend one of the Friday sessions. Contact Antonio DeMarco at (312) 942-5097 or to arrange.

Additionally, all users are required to complete their mandatory training prior to having their study reviewed by the IRB. The mandatory training is accessible through If you have any questions, or would like to check on the status of your training, please contact Antonio DeMarco at (312) 942-5097 or

The RRP can be found at:

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