Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News / Volume 6, Number 9, September 2014
HS-IRBs Staffing Updates
A couple HS IRBs staff members have recently taken on new roles in the office:
We congratulate both Chelsea and Brandy on their new positions!
The HS IRBs office is offering IRB for Beginners Workshops. The 90-minute workshops will be held in the HSLC computer lab and will give participants a first-hand view of the resources available on the HS-IRBs website as well as basic tools and tips for the ARROW electronic application 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:
Registration is required. Please email Brooke Mechelke at email@example.com to reserve your spot in one of the future sessions. Space is limited.
Tips for Listing Study Team Members in ARROW
Study teams often have questions about who to list as study team members in the IRB application as well as who can create and submit applications in ARROW. Please keep the following tips in mind when listing study team members:
* All study team members listed in the IRB application must complete human subjects research training (also called CITI training). The HS and MR IRBs will accept biomedical, socio-behaviorial, or VA human subjects training for non-VA protocols. Study team members on VA protocols must complete VA human subjects training. For more information on completing training, see Instructions for Completing CITI Human Participants Research Training.
*For more information on who needs to be listed as a study team member on the IRB application, see Key Personnel Guidance.
*Only people listed as PIs and points of contact can create or submit applications in ARROW (including changes of protocol, continuing reviews, etc.). Study team members with edit-access to the application who are not listed as PIs or points of contact cannot create or submit new applications in ARROW. For more information, see Listing Study Team Members in the Application .
Using Box to Store Research Data
Many investigators have begun using UW-Madison’s Box service for purposes of online file storage and collaboration of research data. While Box can be a valuable tool for these purposes, the university currently has some restrictions in place for what can be stored in Box. If you are considering using Box to store your human subjects research data, please work with your departmental IT staff or DoIT to ensure that your use is appropriate under university guidelines. In addition, if you have questions on how to describe the use of Box in your IRB application, please contact the Health Sciences IRB’s Office for assistance.
Whether you have a question about a specific protocol, a general question about the submission process, or need clarification about research policy, we have several ways you can reach us.