The Office of Research Services and the School of Medicine are pleased to offer a new resource to investigators for the development of their research protocols. Protocol Builder can be used to assist researchers with developing quality and consistent research protocols that make internal and IRB review processes more efficient. Protocol Builder provides standardized templates that promote consistency and help prevent common mistakes, allows researchers to collaborate and communicate, tracks changes and gathers feedback, and provides a step-by-step approach with contextualized tips to streamline the process of developing a research protocol. Protocol Builder offers a wide range of protocol templates that can be utilized by Biomedical Researchers as well as Social and Behavioral Researchers.
To get started, please visit the LSUHSC-NO Protocol Builder Login Page using the link below and log in using your standard LSUHSC-NO email address and password. The program is fairly intuitive and users are welcome to initiate a new protocol at any time. In the near future, however, we will be offering a webinar on how to use Protocol Builder. The session will be recorded and uploaded to the LSUHSC-NO IRB website for future reference.
Also, please keep in mind that, in the near future, use of Protocol Builder will be mandatory for select categories of protocols submitted to the IRB for review. More information on this requirement is forthcoming.
If you have general questions about Protocol Builder or have login problems, please contact:
LSUHSC-NO PB Administrator
Tel: (504) 568-5174
If you have technical questions about how to use Protocol Builder, please contact their customer support at 844-563-1042.