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Education and Social/Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board (ED/SBS IRB) Newsletter, IRB Insider / Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2015

Out with the Old, in with the New

As outlined in the September 2015 issue of the IRB Insider, the format of our newsletter has been changed. The goal is to provide shorter, but more frequent updates to the happenings in the IRB office. This issue can also be accessed from here and previous issues - as well as the current issue - can be accessed here

New IRB Staff for the New Year!

The ED/SBS IRB office is excited to welcome two new staff members!

Laura Conger recently joined us in November as an Assistant Director.  Previously with the University of Minnesota IRB, she has over six years of experience assisting study teams for both clinical and social science research.  Laura's areas of expertise include collaborative research Management and regulatory compliance.  Also a previous researcher in the social sciences herself, Laura is passionate about bringing her IRB expertise to UW-Madison's ED/SBS research community.

Stephanie Wilson, a native of Madison, joined us in November as an Assistant Director as well.  She comes to us as a study coordinator from the health sciences, with experience in research project management and interaction with research participants.  Stephanie is excited to be learning about education, social and behavioral research and to apply her previous experience in research to her new regulatory role.

Please feel free to contact any of our staff, including Laura or Steph, with questions about the IRB or review of research.  Our contact information may be found here.

Training and Outreach Sessions

The ED/SBS IRB office offers an outreach/training curriculum throughout the year.  We hold various training sessions tailored to a particular topic.  The following are the upcoming trainings for Spring 2016:

  • IRB 103: How to Avoid Delays in the IRB Approval Process on February 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
  • IRB 200: Consent Considerations on February 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
  • IRB 301: International Research & Summer Projects on March 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
  • IRB 302: Special Considerations on April 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Lathrop Hall, Room B137
For more information about these trainings and to register, visit the IRB Training Sessions page of our website.

Another facet of our curriculum is tailored to outreach sessions for classes, groups, or departments,  IRB staff would be happy to come to a department meeting, research methods class, or hold a brown bag session to help faculty, staff, students, and other researchers learn more about the IRB process.  We can also address specific topics such as international research, research on campus, research with minors, technology-based research, etc.  To schedule an outreach event, please visit the Outreach Sessions page of our website.

Have questions? The ED/SBS IRB Staff are here to help!

Whether you have questions about a specific protocol, have general questions, or need help getting started, there are many ways to contact the ED/SBS IRB office.
  • For questions regarding a specific protocol, contact the assigned Staff Reviewer.  Instructions for identifying the Staff Reviewer are located here.
  • Drop-in hours are every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  The IRB staff are located on the 3rd floor of Lathrop Hall (take the west elevator or stairs).
  • Individual appointments can be scheduled throughout the week.  Contact an IRB staff member to schedule an appointment.  Contact information is available here.
  • For questions about ARROW, email
  • Training Sessions are held throughout the year.  To register for upcoming sessions, please visit the IRB Training Sessions page.
  • To schedule an Outreach Session for your class, department, or group to learn more about the IRB, visit the Outreach Sessions page of our website.
  • The ED/SBS IRB Office KnowledgeBase is a great resource for researchers and includes FAQs, guidance documents, information for new researchers, and much more!

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Owner:Casey P.Group:Education and Social/Behavioral Science IRB
Created:2015-12-04 09:58 CDTUpdated:2018-10-16 14:49 CDT
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