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College of Doctoral Studies

Research Hub support

Before contacting our user support, please review the comprehensive help section using the list below. 

The Office of Scholarship Support (OSS) office is responsible for overseeing the aggregation of targeted, and helpful research aids for faculty, staff, students, and those external to UOPX wishing to conduct research with requests to survey students, staff, or faculty with the university COR office).

All UOPX research must be reviewed by the UOPX Institutional Review Board (IRB).  IRBNet is a web-based tool that allows researchers to submit research to the IRB for review.

Access for IRBNet requires a separate login from other University online and it requries registration within the IRBNet site. To register and submit an application for IRB review, use the instructions below.

The guidance materials available at are very detailed and we encourage you to review those before contacting the IRB Office directly. Additionally, student researchers are highly encouraged to discuss the project with your Chair before contacting the IRB Office.

Registering for IRBNet

To register for an IRBNet account:

  • Visit IRBNet at
  • Complete a New User Registration
  • When you receive an activation email to the address you specified when creating the account, click on the activation link provided.

If you already have an IRBNet account with another university or organization, then you wouldn’t create another account, but would instead affiliate with University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ. 

For a step-by-step walk through on how to register, please see the UOPX IRBNet Registration Guide (PDF).

Submitting an Application to IRBNet

Once you have registered for an account or affiliated your existing account with the University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ: 

  • Visit IRBNet at
  • Use your existing username and password to log into the site.
  • Visit the “Forms and Templates Library” from the left menu when you login to IRBNet.
  • Review the “READ ME FIRST materials” (screenshot) and “FAQs” document within the Forms and Templates library.
  • Using these instructions, complete the submission process.
  • You will be notified by the system with any updates to your submission from our IRB office.
  • You can log into the site at any time to check on the status of your submission.

Decision Notification

Our formal IRB decision letters are attached to your project in IRBNet after an IRB review has been conducted and an IRB action is taken on your project.

Steps to submit an application for IRB review:

  • Download the UOPX IRBNet Registration Guide (PDF) for a step-by-step walk through on how to register.
  • Go to
  • Read the READ ME FIRST document before submitting into the system.
  • If you've worked through these processes and have questions or need assistance, please contact the IRB office via email at

If you are unable to find the answer to your questions below, the Research Hub Support team is available to answer your questions about the site.

For assistance, email us at Our team usually responds within two business days.