General help getting started with ARROW
Step 1: NetID
A UW-Madison NetID is required for all personnel listed on a protocol in ARROW. Ensure all members of the study team - including any collaborators for which UW-Madison will be serving as the IRB of record - have active NetIDs which are registered in ARROW.
For more information, please visit Accessing ARROW & NetIDs.
Step 2: CITI Training
All personnel listed on a protocol in ARROW must have completed the appropriate CITI training. For ED/SBS studies, this means completing the CITI course titled, "UW Social & Behavioral Course" (available under Question 2, "Human Subjects Protection for Education, Social & Behavioral Science Researchers").
Instructions from the HRPP office in the Graduate School on how to complete CITI training can be found here.
All researchers should log in to CITI with their NetID to ensure their training will be updated in ARROW. Only CITI training associated with a UW-Madison NetID will be pulled into ARROW. For researchers that have completed UW-Madison CITI training by creating an account that is not associated with a UW-Madison NetID, please follow the instructions provided by the HRPP office in the Graduate School.
Researchers can ensure that all members of the study team have current training dates in ARROW by using the "Record Human Subjects Training Snapshot" activity in ARROW. If any member of the study team does not have the appropriate training, or their training has expired, the protocol application will not be able to be submitted for IRB review.
Step 3: Access ARROW
ARROW can be accessed here: http://arrow.wisc.edu/
Step 4: Create New Application
On the "My Home" page, select the "New IRB Application" to create a protocol application to be reviewed by a UW-Madison IRB.
On the first page of the application, ensure you select the appropriate IRB, as the remainder of the application will differ depending on the reviewing IRB selected. If you have any questions regarding which IRB will review your study, please contact the IRB office.
Complete the protocol application. There are help icons available throughout the application, for assistance with specific questions or pages. Ensure all necessary documents are created and uploaded on the appropriate pages throughout the application.
Once the protocol application is completed, be sure that the Principal Investigator hits the "Submit" activity to submit the application to the IRB for review. The "Current State" will change from "Pre-Submission" to "IRB Administrative Review" once the completed application is successfully submitted.