Training Requirements for External Personnel When the HS IRBs Serve as IRB of Record

August 2018

This document outlines the training requirements for external personnel when the Health Sciences IRBs (HS IRBs) serve as their reviewing IRB for a study as well as how study teams should list external personnel in the IRB application after the elimination of the netID requirement in September 2018. (Already approved studies may list new external personnel in a delegation log uploaded on the supplemental information page.) External personnel must complete required training before the HS IRBs can serve as their reviewing IRB. If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact the HS IRBs’ Reliance Team (irbreliance@wisc.edu). 

Who Examples How to List in Application Training
Personnel affiliated with an institution or entity with an IRB
  • Faculty affiliated with an academic institution
  • Personnel affiliated with a community hospital or health system
  • List personnel in a delegation log, using one log for each site. 
  • Upload logs in the Reviewing IRB: Sites page in the study location section
  • Human subjects protections training is required
  • Training completed at another institution or entity is generally accepted
Personnel affiliated with an entity without an IRB or not affiliated with any entity
  • Personnel affiliated with a community organization
  • Independent consultants
  • List individuals on the Reviewing IRB: Individuals page in the study location section of the application
  • Human subjects protections training is required
  • Personnel who have not completed training may access UW-Madison CITI training, either via PDF or online
Personnel at an international site without an ethics committee or other oversight body
  • Community members who conduct study activities, such as obtaining informed consent or interacting with subjects
  • List individuals on the Reviewing IRB: Individuals page in the study location section of the application
  • Human subjects protections training is required
  • Training equivalent to UW-Madison CITI training is acceptable
  • Study teams may propose alternative plans for training personnel if completion of online training is not feasible



Keywords:Multi-site, IRB of Record, training, NetID, Reliance, external personnel, study team   Doc ID:76821
Owner:Faye L.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2017-09-22 15:25 CSTUpdated:2018-09-25 08:52 CST
Sites:Health Sciences IRBs
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