Single IRB Review Partners
The BTCRC is a research partnership involving several Big Ten institutions designed to advance cancer research through collaborative, hypothesis-driven, oncology trials. Please see the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) Reliance Fact Sheet for more information.
The GPC is a network of ten medical centers focused on improving healthcare delivery through ongoing learning, adoption of evidence-based practices, and active research dissemination. The GPC has an IRB reliance agreement that has been finalized. Please see the Greater Plains Cooperative (GPC) Reliance Fact Sheet for more information about participating institutions and the GPC reliance process.
MARCH is a research partnership among 6 Midwest-based institutions. Please see the MARCH reliance factsheet Midwest Area Research Consortium for Health (MARCH) Reliance Fact Sheet for more information about participating institutions and the MARCH reliance process.
Established in 2008, the UnityPoint Health - Meriter & UW Partnership is an agreement that allows certain studies involving both institutions to be reviewed by a single IRB of record. Details about what studies qualify for review by a single IRB as well as instructions for using this partnership are provided below.
- Guidance on the the UnityPoint Health - Meriter & UW IRB Partnership
- Instructions for Using the UnityPoint Health - Meriter & UW IRB Partnership
- UnityPoint Health - Meriter & UW-Madison IRB Partnership Request Form (Version Date: January 2016)
- Consent Form Template
- Meriter Health Information Management (HIM) Endorsement Form
- Meriter Endorsement Letter Template
MWPSC is a research partnership involving pediatric surgeons at 10 children’s hospitals. An IRB reliance agreement for MWPSC is nearing completion. Please see the Midwest Pediatric Surgical Consortium (MWPSC) Fact Sheet for more information about participating institutions and the MWPSC reliance process.
The HS IRBs have an IRB reliance agreement with the NCI CIRB, which provides centralized IRB oversight for institutions conducting certain types of oncology trials. Please see National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board (NCI CIRB) for more information.
UW-Madison is one of twenty-five regional coordinating centers for StrokeNet, a research network focused on stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. StrokeNet relies on a central IRB to provide IRB oversight for its studies. Please see the StrokeNet Reliance Fact Sheet for more information.
Effective August 1, 2017, WIC has transitioned to SMART IRB. For information about this transition, please see WIC Transition to SMART IRB or contact the HS IRBs Reliance Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.