HS IRBs News October 2019

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 11, Number 9, October 2019

HS IRBs Staff Update

We are excited to welcome Rob Whitehead (rawhitehead@wisc.edu, 262-7544) as our new quality assurance and operations specialist. Rob will be serving as our submission manager as well as assisting with ARROW support and enhancements, among other duties. Welcome, Rob!

New Guidance: Making Editorial Changes to Recruitment Materials

To help alleviate the administrative burden for researchers, the HS IRBs have developed new guidance on when editorial changes can be made to recruitment materials without needing IRB approval. Changes to recruitment materials no longer need to be submitted for IRB approval if the changes are limited to:

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Study Personnel Resources

Our office gets many questions regarding study personnel and here are some helpful resources for the most frequently asked questions:

Coming Soon: Self-Service Personnel Updates in ARROW

In early 2020, ARROW will be updated to allow study teams to change personnel (except for PI) via a self-service model. This model will be implemented across all application types (e.g. exemptions, ceded, full initial) and means that personnel changes and exempt changes for personnel will no longer be required unless the PI is being changed. This improvement is being made to reduce administrative burden for researchers and IRB staff alike. Details will be forthcoming in future newsletters, but please contact askarrowirb@medicine.wisc.edu with any questions in the meantime.