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HS-IRBs News April 2014

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News / Volume 6, Number 4, April 2014

Coming Soon: Greater Plains Collaborative IRB Partnership

UW-Madison is a founding member of another new IRB partnership, the Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC). Other GPC members include the Children's Mercy Hospital (Missouri), University of Iowa, University of Kansas Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic,  Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The IRBs from these institutions are currently developing a reciprocal IRB deferral agreement that will allow GPC studies to be reviewed by a single IRB of record. More information about the GPC and the IRB review process will be provided in future newsletters. If you have questions about the GPC's IRB partnership, please contact Carol Pech (

IRB Fees and Student or Trainee Projects

IRB fees are assessed based on the application type, funding associated with the study, and whether the study is primarily a student or trainee project. For a study to be considered primarily a student or trainee project, the project would only be undertaken because of the student's or trainee's involvement. If the project would be conducted regardless of the student's or trainee's involvement, the study does NOT constitute a student or trainee project. Please see the UW-Madison Fee Schedule  for additional information.

Reminder: Self-Certification Tool for Not Research and Quality Improvement Projects

The HS IRBs office has developed a Research Decision Tool that can provide researchers with a certification indicating that a project does not require IRB review and oversight. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use this tool before submitting a not research exemption application through ARROW. The certification provided by the research decision tool can be provided with journal or conference submissions in lieu of a formal IRB determination. For assistance with using the research decision tool, please see the IRB QI/Program Evaluation Self-Certification Tool Guidance.

Register Now for IRB for Beginners Workshops

Registration is now open for the next sessions of the IRB for Beginners workshop. The 90-minute workshop is held in the HSLC computer lab and gives participants a first-hand view of the resources available on the HS-IRBs' website as well as basic tools and tips for the ARROW submission system. The workshop will also introduce participants to the IRB’s review process and procedures. This workshop is designed to help people who are new to the HS-IRBs review process.

This workshop is scheduled for the following dates:

Wednesday, May 7th 10:00-11:30 AM (HSLC Room 2121)
Thursday, May 15th 1:30-3:00 PM (HSLC Room 2121)

Registration is required. Please email Brooke Mechelke ( to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

ARROW Outages April 26th and May 4th

ARROW will be offline for scheduled maintenance on Saturday April 26th from 1PM to 5PM and on Sunday, May 4th from 6:30AM to 9AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Information previously provided on this page has been relocated to our new IRB website.

Please visit this page for information about connecting with the IRBs.

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Owner:Carol P.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2014-04-17 09:18 CSTUpdated:2015-06-09 15:14 CST
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