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Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 12, Number 2, February 2020

Important ARROW Improvement: Self-Service Personnel Update

On February 29th, ARROW will be updated to replace the current personnel change process with a self-service personnel update function. This will provide study teams will more flexibility when updating personnel and allow for these updates to be made more quickly. Highlights of the new self-service activity include:

  • Personnel updates will now work the same across all application and project types (e.g., exemptions, ceded, regular, etc.)
  • Study teams will receive an approval notification with each personnel update
  • Remove personnel and granting edit access will also now be available as part of the personnel update

For more information about this new functionality, please see the following help document:

If you have any questions about these or other ARROW changes, please email askarrow@hsirb.wisc.edu.

Revised Guidance on Editorial Changes to Subject-Facing Materials

We have guidance on when editorial changes to existing study materials would not require a change of protocol. We recently expanding this guidance to include some additional subject-facing materials like surveys in addition to recruitment materials.

Next IRB Workshop

The next session of the “Common Rule and IRB Submission Overview” workshop is now open for registration:

Study Closure Reminders

A reminder that study teams should close their studies when completed rather than just allowing IRB approval to lapse or time out in ARROW. Some tips to keep in mind:

  • Our study closure guidance can be found here.
  • Only one completion or closure report needs to be submitted per study.
  • Our office processes these reports every few days. If you need a closure report processed more quickly, please contact Rob Whitehead for assistance.
  • Closure reports also should be submitted for studies ceded to an external IRB, commercial, NCI, or otherwise.




Keywords:ARROW update, Self-service personnel update, personnel update, study closure, workshop, training, editorial change, change of protocol,   Doc ID:98282
Owner:Monica E.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2020-02-27 13:19 CDTUpdated:2020-05-18 08:45 CDT
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