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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I login to RAPPORT?

How do I add a Study Team Member to RAPPORT?

How do I add a Funding Source to RAPPORT?

How do I add a Drug to RAPPORT?

Who Should Be the PI on a Student Project?

What are Ancillary Reviews?

Who must apply for human subjects review through CPHS?

When does the full committee meet?

Is CPHS review required only if the project has funding?

What is research?

What is the IRB review fee that I should include in my initial budget?

What are the responsibilities of researchers?

What is consent?

What are the qualifications for a two year renewal?

How does the anniversary date system work for continuing reviews?

How to I login to RAPPORT?

To login to RAPPORT, you need a Dartmouth NetID (Dartmouth number) and a password. This is the password you use to access your Dartmouth email via Outlook or Blitz.

  • If you are a student and can't login, email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu with your NetID.
  • If you have a sponsored account and can't login, email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu with your NetID.
  • If you don't know your NetID, you can look it up here.
  • If you don't know your Dartmouth password, you can reset it here.
  • If you don't know the answer the password reset questions, email help@dartmouth.edu
  • If you don't have a NetID, email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu. You will have to complete a sponsored account application to access RAPPORT.

How do I add a Study Team Member to RAPPORT?

  • If your study team member needs to be listed on your study team in RAPPORT, but does not need to access the system, email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu with their name, email, and the organization they are affiliated with (e.g. DHMC, WRJ VA).
  • If your study team member needs to be listed on your study team in RAPPORT, and needs to access the system, email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu with their name, email, and the organization they are affiliated with (e.g. DHMC, WRJ VA). They will need to complete a sponsored account application to access RAPPORT.

How do I add a Funding Source to RAPPORT?

Email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu with the funding source.  Note: Funding sources are sorted by their full name. To search on a funding source by acronym, insert a % before the acronym (e.g. %NIH)

How do I add a Drug to RAPPORT?

Email CPHS.Tasks@dartmouth.edu with the drug name.

Who Should Be the PI on a Student Project?

The primary faculty advisor should be listed as the primary investigator on the Basic Information Page of the SmartForm.  Students should be listed as Student Investigator on the Study Team Member page of the SmartForm.

What are Ancillary Reviews?

Ancillary reviews in RAPPORT allow departments, individuals, or organizations to complete a review of a study within RAPPORT.  They also can be used to track departmental, scientific, or organizational reviews that occur outside of RAPPORT.  Ancillary reviews can be set up by using the Manage Ancillary Review button in the Study Workspace or set up by default in the User Profile. 

If you are conducting an ancillary review outside of RAPPORT, use the Department/Scientific Review Form.  To complete the review in RAPPORT, select Manage Ancillary Reviews from the Study Workspace, then click Add.  Select your name next to person, select the applicable review type on question 2 and Yes for question 3, then click OK. Then click Update next to the review, answer question 4, and upload the form on question 6.  Click OK, and then OK again to return to the Study Workspace.  Note: You will receive an email notifying you of the ancillary review once the study has been submitted to CPHS, even if you have already uploaded the form.

Who must apply for human subjects review through CPHS?

The CPHS is the reviewing Committee for researchers affiliated with Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Review is required by the CPHS prior to initiation of the project whether or not a funding source is available. This applies to ALL research involving people including but not limited to clinical, social science, and behavioral. If in doubt, contact the CPHS office. For student project review information please go to the student researcher page of our website.

When does the full committee meet?

CPHS has three full committees that meet monthly. Meetings are held on the first, third, and fourth Thursdays of the month.

Is CPHS review required only if the project has funding?

Any research study involving human subjects must be submitted to the CPHS, regardless of funding source, or lack there of.

What is research?

Research is defined as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.

What is the IRB review fee that I should include in my initial budget?

Please see this page for current fee information. 

What are the responsibilities of researchers?

  1. To conduct research according to ethical principles, federal regulations, and internal procedures.
  2. To ensure participants are informed prior to enrollment and that communication continues throughout the study.
  3. To protect the rights and welfare of human research participants.
  4. To keep Co-investigators and all research staff informed about the nature and goals of the project.
  5. To obtain CPHS approval for revisions prior to initiation.
  6. To report progress in a continuing review of approved research to the CPHS Office at least once a year.
  7. To report to the CPHS any serious injuries or other unanticipated problems involving risks to participants or others.

What is consent?

The consent process must provide potential participants with sufficient information to make informed choices about either beginning or continuing participation in research. The process involves a dynamic and continuing exchange of information between the research team and the participant throughout the research experience. The consent form is a tool to assist the researcher.

 What are the qualifications for a two year renewal?

In 2013, the CPHS office is implemented a new renewal process for non-federally funded, minimal risk (expedited) studies. The plan requires a two year renewal period rather than a one year renewal period by default. This plan applies to existing and new expedited studies. If your study qualifies, the CPHS office will let you know and ask you to confirm a few facts about your study.

In order to qualify the research:
• Must be determined to pose no more than minimal risk to participants, and
• Must not be supported by any Federal funding or include vulnerable populations as participants.

 How does the anniversary date system work for continuing reviews?

Beginning in July, 2013 the CPHS instituted a standing anniversary date for continuing review for the life of a study. For example: if a study's CPHS approval is set to expire on April 1st, the anniversary date for continuing review of the study will become April 1st. CPHS has adopted this practice based on guidance from the Office of Human Research Protections, "Guidance on Continuing Review" dated January 15, 2007.

The CPHS hopes this practice will assist researchers plan for the preparation of continuing review materials, and to remember the date- like a birthday or your wedding anniversary.... You wouldn't forget your anniversary, would you? Rest assured, the CPHS plans to continue sending reminders by email when materials are due, as a courtesy and to help keep you on schedule.

Last Updated: 1/27/14