This policy states that the UW-Madison assures that individuals with appropriate scientific or scholarly expertise review research studies.
- The UW-Madison ensures that research studies undergo appropriate scientific or scholarly review through the following mechanisms:
- All cancer-related research is required to undergo review by the UW-Madison Carbone Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, which assesses study design, feasibility, and the qualifications of the study team to conduct the research.
- Certain health sciences research studies are required to be reviewed and approved by the Scientific Review Committee, which was established the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
- Research studies are assigned to the appropriate IRB.
- The UW-Madison has established specialized IRBs with varying expertise in research area and methodology to accommodate the range of human participants research conducted by UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students.
- Research studies are assigned to at least one IRB member with the appropriate expertise as a primary reviewer who conducts an in-depth review of the research study.
- IRB members are selected who have expertise in the subject matter areas most frequently represented in the research studies directed to the IRB.
- Consultants are used for review if the IRB Chair, IRB Director, or IRB committee determines that additional expertise is required to adequately assess the research study.
Adopted By: All Campus IRB
Adoption Date: November 10, 2005
Revised By: All Campus IRB
Effective Dates of Revisions: June 7, 2007; January 22, 2009
Revised By: HRPP Advisory Committee
Effective Dates of Revisions: March 1, 2012
Revised By: Cross-Campus Human Research Protection Program Advisory (HRPP) Advisory Committee
Effective Dates of Revisions: December 11, 2014