HS-IRBs News August 2017

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 9, Number 8, August 2017

HS-IRBs Office Closure

The HS IRBs office will be closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day.

Upcoming IRBs for Beginners Workshop

The Health Sciences IRBs for Beginners Workshop provides training on the HS IRB's processes, regulatory approval process, resources, and ARROW online application system. The two-hour workshop is held several times each year in the HSLC computer lab (room 2121), and is meant for individuals new to the HS IRBs processes or for those looking for help on how to effectively submit an IRB application. The workshop consists of two sections meant to provide the regulatory framework and technical skills to submit an application. The September date and registration link can be found below; the next training will not be held for another six weeks.

If you have questions, please contact Jake Rome at jarome@medicine.wisc.edu.

Improving IRB Processes for Researchers - Self-Service Removal of Personnel

Starting October 2nd, 2017, study teams will be able to remove study team personnel studies using a new self-service activity. This new activity, called “Remove Personnel,” will be available to Principal Investigators (PIs) and Points of Contact (POCs) on studies reviewed by the Health Sciences IRBs that are either approved or expired. Since this activity will be self-service, this means study teams will no longer need to submit a personnel change only to remove study team members. Please see our FAQ for more information.


For questions about this or other ARROW improvements, please contact askarrowirb@medicine.wisc.edu.

Reminder: HS IRBs Staffing and Workload Considerations

The HS IRBs Office is still actively recruiting and looking forward to increasing our staff resources. Please continue to help us during this time of short-staffing by doing the following:

Wisconsin IRB Workshop 2017

On August 21, 2017, the UW-Madison HS-IRBs Office hosted over 75 attendees for the first WI IRB Workshop, "Are you ready for the revised Common Rule?". Designed for IRB staff, members, and chairs, the conference provided opportunities for large and small IRBs to discuss the revised Common Rule and mechanics of single IRB review. Presentation slides are available on the event website. Special thanks to event sponsors, including Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) and Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

For more details about this workshop, please contact Elizabeth Jach at ejach@wisc.edu.