SWAT! (Staff With Answers Today!)
In an effort to make the IRB review process more transparent and efficient, HRPO has several resources staffed by our SWAT! Team (Staff With Answers Today!):
1. SWAT! On-Call Service (314-747-6800)
- You can Chat with a HRPO representative while logged into the myIRB system. Although not all questions and issues can be addressed in chat, many can be handled quickly and easily. See below for instructions for using the myIRB Chat feature.
- HRPO has a dedicated staff member On-Call and ready to answer your questions between 8 am and 4 pm daily. Please call 314-747-6800 to be connected with a SWAT! Representative
2. SWAT! Office Hours
- The HRPO SWAT! Team also offers in-person consultation on myIRB submissions and education about the IRB process to anyone that could use a little extra help. There are computers available so that we can even look through applications or contingencies together on the spot.
Mid Campus Center, Conference Room 2042
Closed the day after Thanksgiving
Psychology Building, Room 431A
Closed Spring Break, the month of July, Thanksgiving Day and during Winter Break
Sever Hall, Room 10
Closed Spring Break, the month of July, the day before Thanksgiving and during Winter Break
NOTE: Canceled Office Hours sessions will be noted on the HRPO News web page.
Using the myIRB Chat feature:
To access the chat, log into myIRB and look just below the red top menu on the right side of the screen for the chat icon (it resembles two callout bubbles). Click on the icon and a new window will open with a list of chat sessions. The topic of available sessions will appear as a link. Click on the link and then click on the “join chat” button.
If the chat session topic does not appear as a link and is noted as “busy”, it is because the chat session is already in use by another user. Please check back in a few minutes to see if the chat has opened back up.