Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on a term below to find answers to commonly asked questions about Click™:

General information

Transition to the new system

User Education

IRB

IACUC

EHS (Safety) - Radiation Safety Committee, Institutional Biological Safety Committee, Institutional Stem Cell Research Committee

General information

Q. What is Click™?
A.
Click™ is a research compliance management system. At MSU, it will manage IRB, IACUC, and EHS compliance activities. This Huron software product is currently in use at several peer institutions, including University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Wisconsin. 

Q. When will I start using the new system?
A. Investigators will begin using Click for IRB protocol submissions in December 2017. The software's IACUC and EHS functionality will go live in May 2018 and August 2018, respectively. Please see the timeline for more information about the software deployment.

Q. Does Click™ require two-factor authentication?
A. Yes

Q. Will I still be required to use the VPN to access Click™ modules?
A.
No.

Q. Is Click™ accessible through different browsers?
A.
Yes, Click™ supports most commonly used browsers, with the exception of Edge, which may have limited support.

Q. Will Click™ integrate with other systems?
A.
Yes, Click™ will integrate with other MSU systems, including Kuali Coeus, the Learning Management System (LMS) for compliance training, MSU's Identity Management (IDM), and Organization of Interest (OOI) systems.

Transition to the new system

Q. Do I have to use the new system?
A. 
Yes, When Click™ is deployed on campus, legacy systems and processes for submitting IRB and IACUC protocols will be transitioned to Click™. More information about this transition will be posted. 

Q. How will I access Click™?
A. Access to the Click™ system will be available in five locations: the Office of Regulatory Affairs' website, the Human Research Protection Program's website, the Animal Care Program's website, the Environmental Health and Safety website, and the EBS Portal.

User Education

Q. What kind of educational options are available?
A. Support materials will be available on the RA Project website, including video demonstrations, help guides, and online user manuals.

IRB

Q. When will I start using the new system for IRB protocols?
A. Investigators will begin using Click™ for IRB protocol submissions on 4 December 2017.

IACUC

Q. When will I start using the new system for IACUC protocols?
A. Investigators will begin using Click™ for IACUC protocol submissions in May 2018. However this will be a "soft" roll out. Currently approved AUFs will continue in our Word, paper based system, until they expire.

Q. Are there any specific cut-off dates that I should be aware of?
A. The IACUC module will launch for use in May 2018. The cut-off for use of the current forms for IACUC submissions will be in early July 2018.

Q. How will Click™'s implementation affect my active IACUC protocols?
A. Your currently approved Animal Use Forms (AUFs) will continue in the old system until they expire unless the PI choses to transition to Click™. Amendments can be made in the old system until the expiration of the AUF.

EHS

Q. When will I start using the new system for EHS compliance?
A. The Click™ Safety module is scheduled for roll-out in August 2018.