Announcements

August 2014

New ED/SBS IRB Researcher Portal on KB

The ED/SBS IRB office has moved, updated, and expanded materials, guidance, and other information to a new KB site.  The material is much easier to search and navigate, and allows for users to suggest updates and new pages. Check out the new KB site here! The site is also accessible from the tab above.

February 2014

IRB Insider 

Did you know the ED/SBS IRB office publishes a periodic newsletter? Check out the latest IRB Insider, including:

- Common misconceptions about the IRB;

- Updates to the ARROW system;

- Outreach sessions for spring;

- Using Box.com for research data;

- And more!

September 2013

Updates to ARROW system

The IRB offices and Graduate School IT have been working together for several months to find ways to improve ARROW’s performance. A key factor in improving ARROW's speed is moving the system to new servers.

To allow this server switch to occur, ARROW will be unavailable from:

October 2nd at 6 p.m. to October 3rd at 12 p.m. 

Please do not try logging into ARROW during this time. An email will be sent to study teams on October 3rd confirming when the system is back online.  We apologize for the inconvenience this outage may cause. We look forward to the improved performance that the new servers will bring to ARROW and thank everyone for their patience.      

July 2013

CITI Program Updates

The University of Miami will be updating the CITI Program interface and UW-Madison users will be unable to access CITI for several days beginning Monday, July 29. During this time, UW-Madison users will be unable to complete CITI courses, including human subjects research, stem cell, and effort reporting training.

Any courses completed prior to 6:00 AM on Monday, July 29 should be visible to UW-Madison administrators and within the Grad School Data Lookup (https://my.gradsch.wisc.edu/lookups/citi/trainingStatus.html). Failure to complete CITI courses prior to this time may result in delays to the IRB review process, including submission for SBS/ED IRB applications.

For assistance, please use the below contact info.

April 2013

Updates to ARROW system

There are updates being made to several projects (IRBs and IACUC) on the ARROW system which will be complete by May 1, 2013.  Please watch for the May IRB Insider for more details on the changes made to the ED/SBS IRB application.

Due to these updates the ARROW system is scheduled to be down during the following times:

Sunday, April 21 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 29 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

March 2013

Auditable content in ARROW applications

Please be aware that any text, response, modification, etc. included in your ARROW application all become part of that study's permanent record and would be subject to an auditor's review, including federal audits.  The IRB office recommends including only information relevant to the specific study, to assist in the review of your application and ensure all content is appropriate for inclusion in the study.  For example, comments or complaints about the ARROW system, the IRB process, etc. should not be included here.  Please contact the IRB office with questions.

January 2013

Five Year Renewal Policy

Per campus policy, when an approved protocol has been active for 5 years, it must be submitted to the IRB as a new Initial application for review. The only exception is if the protocol remains active for data analysis purposes only. It is part of the PI/research team’s responsibilities to be aware of and abide by this policy.  Stating that the research team did not receive an official notice from the IRB office regarding this requirement does not relieve the researcher of the responsibility. You may view a copy of the campus policy at http://my.gradsch.wisc.edu/hrpp/10114.pdf 

October 2012

Release of Grants & IAAs

Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP) has issued guidance on requirements for grant funds to be released, when the IRB has signed an IRB Authorization Agreement (IAA) deferring IRB oversight to another insitution's IRB.  The guidance is available here.  Please contact RSP with questions.

ARROW

The ED & SBS IRBs office have moved to a new online submission system, ARROW.
All protocol applications must now be submitted in ARROW

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.irb.wisc.edu/arrow.htm