If your IRB protocol contains mobile health technology (e.g. wearables or mobile apps), follow this checklist to move your protocol through the Digital Health Review process more efficiently:
- Complete the Digital Health form within Insight. Incomplete forms cause delays.
- Select YES to the Digital Health question. Several recent submissions were either inaccurate or blank.
- Include ALL technologies/mobile devices and answer the subsequent questions for each. Be sure to include manuals.
- Acquire vendor contact information. Obtain this ahead of the Digital Health Review.
- Outline use of the technology within your protocol – some teams refer to a survey, never mentioning the products or technology being used. Samples are in the Toolbox.
Questions? Contact the Mobile Application Process Coordinator (MAPC) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The MAPC works closely with many of the different reviewers and processes to coordinate protocol review and share information.
Check out our updated Digital Health Review Website to learn more about the new submission process and help teams set expectations.
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- What is MAPC?
- What services does Mobile Application Process Coordinator (MAPC) offer?
- How does MAPC’s role differ from RISO (Research Information Security Office)?
- Why is all this required?
- What’s RISO’s role? What do I need to know about RISO reviews?
- What is CTO’s role? What do I need to know about CTO reviews?
- Ok, once my protocol is written, what do I need to do?
- Then what?
- How might I speed up the process?
- Who can I contact with questions or to get additional information?
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