Protocol Submissions

All protocols, including amendments, are submitted through Streamlyne. You can log into Streamlyne using your UARK ID and password. Streamlyne Help documents are found here. For assistance with Streamlyne, contact Michael Senkevech in the Office of Sponsored Programs. For assistance specifically with IRB protocols, contact Ro Windwalker in the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance.

Protocols will qualify for one of three types of review: Exempt, Expedited, or Full Board. You may select the type of review you believe is appropriate for your protocol. The IRB Coordinator will review and make the final determination. For assistance in selecting the type of review, review the IRB Decision Charts.

Studies that qualify as Exempt may be submitted at any time. In most cases, a determination will be made within one week.

Studies that qualify as Expedited should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Such studies will then be distributed to the designated reviewer(s) on Friday of that same week. In most cases, the review will be completed within one week, and the IRB Coordinator will notify the researcher of the outcome within three days of receipt from the reviewers. Protocols submitted after the 5:00 deadline on Wednesday will be sent out the following week.Please note that by “submitted” we mean submitted and approved by all co-investigators as needed in order to be routed to the IRB Coordinator. If you are unsure if your protocol was successfully submitted and routed, you are welcome to contact the Coordinator at any time.

Full Board – protocols requiring review by the full IRB should be submitted no later than seven calendar days prior to the next scheduled meeting. Researchers are expected to attend the meeting to discuss their protocols. Note that some protocols reviewed through the expedited process may be referred to the full committee.

IRB Meetings

Committee meetings are conducted both on location at 107 MLKG and via Zoom simultaneously and can be attended either way.

Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.

Reporting Concerns

Anyone having concerns about the safety, health or welfare of participants in human subjects research should contact the Director of Research Integrity and Compliance, the IRB Coordinator, or any member of the IRB. Confidentiality requests will be honored to the extent permitted by state and federal law, and by university policy.

Contact IRB Program Staff

Bob Beitle Jr

Bob Beitle Jr

Interim Director, Research Integrity and Compliance

106 MLKG


Iroshi (Ro) Windwalker

Iroshi (Ro) Windwalker

IRB Coordinator

105 MLKG