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Study Locator is a recruitment tool to help inform the public about research opportunities at the U of U. If you complete the information as part of your ERICA application your study will display on the University’s research website, your physician profile page, and other linked pages.

Yes. The Study Locator registration form is part of the UU IRB application. The posting goes live once the study is approved in the ERICA system. 

When answering the IRB application question about recruitment, select the option to have the study posted to the University of Utah Study Locator. Then complete the University of Utah Study Locator page that follows in the IRB application. The IRB reviews this recruitment method as part of its normal review. The posting goes live once the study is approved in the ERICA system.

  • Submit an amendment to the IRB and de-select the University of Utah Study Locator Posting as a recruitment option. Once the amendment is approved, the posting is deactivated automatically.
  • Note that when a study submits a continuing review indicating enrollment is no longer open, the posting is also automatically removed.

Submit an amendment to the IRB and edit the information on the University of Utah Study Locator page. Once the amendment is approved, the posting is updated automatically.

When a study submits a continuing review indicating enrollment is no longer open, the posting is automatically deactivated and removed from the Study Locator website. 

  • When a study’s IRB approval expires or is suspended, the posting is automatically deactivated and removed from the Study Locator website. When IRB approval is reinstated, the posting is automatically activated again.
  • When a study is closed, the posting is automatically deactivated and removed from the study locator website.

By selecting a Specialty and/or Sub-specialty in ERICA, the posting is not only linked to the Study Locator website, but also to the specialty webpages across the University of Utah Health websites. When the posting is deactivated on the Study Locator website, it will be deactivated across these specialty webpages as well. For questions about the Specialty list and the University of Utah Health webpages, contact hscwebmaster@hsc.utah.edu.

No additional IRB approval is required.

The link can be shared on a patient-by-patient or provide-by-provider basis without further IRB review and approval. If you intend to formally notify patients or providers of this posting in writing with a letter or email, this must be described in the IRB application.

Last Updated: 4/5/21