Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 10, Number 9, December 2018
Upcoming Holiday Hours
The HS IRBs Office will be closed the following days over the winter holidays:
- December 24th and 25th
- December 31st and January 1st
Upcoming IRB Meeting Date Gaps
Due to how the December and January holidays are falling on the calendar, both the MR and HS IRBs will have some gaps in their meeting schedules. The last IRB meetings for 2018 will be the week of December 17th, with the first IRB meetings in 2019 happening the week of January 7th. As always, study teams are encouraged to let IRB staff know of any approval deadlines they may have.
Revised Guidance on Pregnancy Status and Children
The HS IRBs Office has recently updated guidance on the ethical, regulatory, and state law issues related to pregnancy in research subjects who are children. The purpose of the edits were to update the guidance to reflect current practice, as well as clarify the specific considerations for disclosing pregnancy status results to children, their parents/legal guardians, and law enforcement or child protective services in cases of suspected abuse. For questions about the guidance, please contact email@example.com.
Reminder: Changes to NetID and Training Requirements for External Personnel
As announced this fall, the IRBs no longer require external personnel to obtain netIDs and to be listed be listed on the study team member pages of the IRB application. This change was made to reduce administrative burden on researchers and IRB staff alike. A few reminders and resources regarding this change:
- While netIDs are no longer required for external personnel for the purposes of being listed in the IRB application, the HS IRBs office will still process netID requests when a netID may be needed for other purposes (e.g., completion of HIPAA training, access to ARROW for UW Health personnel who may not otherwise have a netID).
- See Training Requirements for External Personnel When the HS IRBs Serve as IRB of Record for information on how to list external personnel in the application as well as training requirements.
- External personnel do not need to obtain a netID to complete human subjects research or Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. See Training Options for External Personnel for more information on these other options.
- In rare cases, external personnel may also need a netID to comply with UW-Madison conflict of interest policies.
If you have questions about when external personnel may need a netID or how to list them in the IRB application, please contact the Reliance Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).