- Common misconceptions about the IRB;
- Updates to the ARROW system;
- Outreach sessions for spring;
- Using Box.com for research data;
- And more!
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.
Any courses completed prior to 6:00 AM on Monday, July 29
should be visible to UW-Madison administrators and within the Grad
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.
- For general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions about Effort Reporting Training: email@example.com
- For questions about Human Subjects Training and IRB submissions:
- Health Sciences IRBs firstname.lastname@example.org
- Education & Social Behavioral IRBs email@example.com
- For questions about Stem Cell Training: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.
For more information, please visit: http://www.irb.wisc.edu/arrow.htm