HRPP and IRB Resources
This document describes how the UW-Madison assures that it has a sufficient number of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to review studies in a thorough and timely manner and that its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has adequate resources for conducting the activities under its jurisdiction.
- UW-Madison has made a commitment, under its Federalwide Assurance (FWA) to ensure that each IRB designated under the FWA has meeting space and sufficient staff to support the IRB’s review and recordkeeping duties.
- The UW-Madison Institutional Official (IO), in concert with the Quality Compliance Advisory and Oversight Committee (QCOAC) that includes the Deputy Institutional Officials (DIOs), is charged with assessing the appropriateness of the number of IRBs, level of IRB staffing, and making additions to UW-Madison’s human research review program as needed based on measures of the quality and timeliness of review and staff workload.
- The Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education provides resources and administrative support for the Office of Research Policy and initiatives that it supports, including the Cross-Campus HRPP Committee, the HRPP Manager, the Post-Approval Monitoring Program, Conflict of Interest Program, updating and maintaining HRPP policies and documentation, and online human subjects training.
- The Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education also provides information technology staff for development and support of software systems used by the HRPP and IRB offices, including electronic study management and submission systems, policy storage, and related online training (e.g. conflict of interest and responsible conduct of research).
- The need for incremental or off-cycle resources may emerge as a result of special or unusual demands on the IRB Offices or Office of Research Policy.
- Requests for incremental or off-cycle resources may be made to the responsible College or School at any time, or to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, or through the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to the Provost, who is the University’s chief academic officer, or to the Vice Chancellor for Administration, who is the University’s chief financial officer.
Adopted By: Associate Dean for Research Policy, UW-Madison Graduate School
Adoption Date: December 8, 2005
Revised By: Human Research Protection Program Advisory Committee
Revised: March 1, 2012
Revised By: Cross-Campus HRPP Committee
Effective Date of Revision: August 28, 2015
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