Education and Social/Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board (ED/SBS IRB) Newsletter, IRB Insider / Volume 5, Issue 3, January 2017
The ED/SBS IRB office offers an outreach/training curriculum throughout the year. Various training sessions are held and tailored to a particular topic. The following are the upcoming trainings for Spring 2017:
- IRB 302: Considerations for Qualitative Research, Research with Minors, and Research involving Technology on February 1 at 10 a.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
- IRB 301: International Research & Summer Projects on February 23 at 2 p.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
- IRB 603: I Have IRB Approval - Now What? on March 8 at 10 a.m. in Education Building, Room 159 (Wisconsin Idea Room) NEW!
- IRB 103: How to Avoid Delays in the IRB Approval Process on April 13 at 2 p.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
Reminder: Upcoming Changes to Informed Consent Form Stamp
- New Studies: For studies approved after February 11th, consent forms will receive the new stamp. The only time the consent forms will be stamped again is when revisions are made to the consent forms via a change in protocol.
- Ongoing Studies: For studies approved before February 11th, consent forms will receive the new stamp at either the next continuing review or change of protocol, if the change includes revisions to any consent forms. If a study has multiple consent forms and a change revises any consent forms, all of the consent forms will receive the new stamp at that time for consistency's sake.
Attention NIH-funded Studies!
For studies requesting NIH funding on or after 1-18-2017, reporting language that data will be shared with the NIH will need to be included on consent forms and results will need to be reported.
IRB Q & A
I have a question about a reviewer note on my protocol. Should I include that question as part of my response in ARROW?
No. Questions that are included as part of your response in ARROW will result in the submission being sent back to you for another response, which will delay approval. Instead, contact the Staff Reviewer listed on your study to discuss before submitting your response. IRB contact information can be found here.
Have questions? The ED/SBS IRB Staff are here to help!
- For questions regarding a specific protocol, contact the assigned Staff Reviewer. Instructions for identifying the Staff Reviewer are located here.
- Drop-in hours are every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The IRB staff are located on the 3rd floor of Lathrop Hall (take the west elevator or stairs).
- Individual appointments can be scheduled throughout the week. Contact an IRB staff member to schedule an appointment. Contact information is available here.
- For questions about ARROW, email email@example.com.
- Training Sessions are held throughout the year. To register for upcoming sessions, please visit the IRB Training Sessions page.
- To schedule an Outreach Session for your class, department, or group to learn more about the IRB, visit the Outreach Sessions page of our website.
- The ED/SBS IRB Office KnowledgeBase is a great resource for researchers and includes FAQs, guidance documents, information for new researchers, and much more!