ESTR

ESTR Upgrade Scheduled for January 27

January 12, 2017

ESTR will be offline for upgrades beginning Friday, January 27 at 6:00 pm ET until the afternoon of Saturday, January 28.   This upgrade will include a whole new look, new features, bug fixes, and site speed enhancements.  For detailed release information as it is developed, please visit the System Status page of the ESTR Support Site: http://estrsupport.fss.harvard.edu/status

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ESTR Scheduled Upgrades 2016-2017

July 14, 2016

The IRB team just completed ESTR updates as part of a comprehensive June upgrade. Over the next 12 months, ESTR enhancement releases and upgrades are scheduled to occur after regular business hours (Eastern Time) in December 2016 and June 2017. These releases generally include vendor-provided updates, along with enhancements requested by the IRB community and bug fixes. Over the year, some minor configuration updates may also occur.

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ESTR Anticipated Outage: Maintenance Schedule June 18 and June 19

June 16, 2016

To complete regular site maintenance, ESTR will be unavailable at the following times this weekend:

Electronic Submission Tracking and Reporting (ESTR)* - Recording Ancillary Review

April 14, 2016

Any department or individual providing an ancillary review to the IRB is now encouraged to use ESTR to record these decisions. There are many types of Ancillary reviews (such as faculty sponsor, department reviewer, IT Security, financial conflict of interest disclosure, etc) and some are required by Harvard policy. Using ESTR to record ancillary review also allows reviewers to provide feedback, approval, and/or attach documentation on a submission in parallel with the IRB review.   

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Electronic Submission Tracking and Reporting (ESTR) – IRB: recent upgrades

November 19, 2015

There have been many changes to ESTR as part of the October upgrade, the most notable being the content and order of the application SmartForms.

Familiarize yourself with these changes and new features by viewing release notes and guidance materials on the ESTR Support site: http://estrsupport.fss.harvard.edu or attending a training session (registration available at: Read more about Electronic Submission Tracking and Reporting (ESTR) – IRB: recent upgrades