HS IRBs News June 2019

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 11, Number 5, June 2019

Upcoming Training Sessions

The HS IRBs will be offering two educational sessions in the coming weeks:

The Professional Research Education Program (PREP) also will be offering the following session:

New Single IRB (sIRB) Review Resources and Outreach

To help researchers in the transition to the revised Common Rule’s single IRB (sIRB) review mandate coming into effect January 2020, the Reliance Team has posted some new resources for study teams:

Updated Guidance

We’ve updated several HS IRBs guidance documents:

Please contact the HS IRBs Office at 608-263-2362 or AsktheIRB@medicine.wisc.edu with any questions.

New HS IRBs Quality Improvement Project

Beginning June 17th, HS IRBs’ staff reviewers working on full initial review applications are emailing study teams when they send pre-review comments in ARROW. This email will include a brief summary of the main issues identified during pre-review as well as guidance for study teams on when the application may be scheduled for an IRB meeting, depending on when a response to pre-review issues is received. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to provide more transparency to the pre-review process and predictability about review timelines. A previous pilot of this project demonstrated a 13.5 day improvement in time to IRB approval and our office will be monitoring this effort to determine if we are achieving similar results.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Lynn Haynes (lynn.haynes@wisc.edu).