Triggering Event (TE)

Every time a project is submitted, and at the time of continuing review of an existing project, the Triggering Event (TE) Form must be completed in eDisclosure Management System (eDMS).


A Triggering Event (TE) is used by the institution to generate notification emails to each investigator and key personnel listed on the project-specific TE form to complete the Research Trigger Form. Investigators must complete a Triggering Event (TE) in eDisclosure Management System (eDMS) for ALL research projects.


A Triggering Event (TE) is required to be completed before the start of an IRB application in RUTH. When you begin an IRB application you will be prompted to enter the TE number that is generated from the Triggering Event (TE). 


Triggering Event (TE) Instructions

Last Updated: January 2024

BRANY Exception

If BRANY is used for both IRB review and contract negotiation, you are exempt from creating a Triggering Event (TE) and submitting your FCOI disclosure in eDisclosure Management System (eDMS).  All key study personnel (i.e. involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of the research) must disclose financial interests by completing BRANY FORM 01 and FORM 02 (if applicable) and submitting these forms along with their IRB application through the BRANY IRB Manager platform.

Other External IRBs

Studies using an external IRB are also required to complete a Triggering Event (TE) form in eDisclosure Management System (eDMS) (exception – studies using BRANY for both IRB review and contracting).

For detailed guidance on the Request to Rely (R2R) process, click here.

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