HS IRBs News September 2018

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 10, Number 6, September 2018

HS IRBs' Staff Update

Welcome, Corrie! Corrie Burmeister is joining the Health Sciences IRBs Office as of October 1st. She will be the new IRB Submission Manager and Quality Assurance and Operations Specialist. Corries comes to us with a range of excellent research and administrative experience, including as the IACUC coordinator at the Madison VA and the UW-Madison Animal Resource Center. 

Important Revisions to the Initial Review Application

ARROW will be updated on September 29th with several changes to the initial review application. These changes will help reduce researcher burden as well as prepare the way for the ARROW single IRB review project (launching in early 2019). The most significant changes include:
  • Revised study team member pages
    • Elimination of read-only and edit access distinction
    • Only the PI and points of contact  will have default edit access
    • External personnel will no longer be listed on these pages and will not require netIDs
    • Use of a new widget to more easily collect information about study team member roles and reduce amount of data entry required
  • New study location section with fewer questions that focus primarily on IRB reliance issues
    • Only two questions will need to be answered in this section if the study does not involve reliance issues
  • Other changes
    • New self-service activity for updating the accounting point of contact
    • New self-service grant edit access activity to allow study team members besides the PI and POCs to edit the application
    • Revamped section on international research
    • Revised page for sharing of data, images, or specimens with external sties or personnel
A number of documents on our website have been updated to reflect these and other changes being made to the form. If you have questions about any of these changes, please email askarrow@medicine.wisc.edu

New HRPP Resources for Training Options for External Personnel

Institutional policy requires that external personnel for whom a UW-Madison IRB is serving as the IRB of record complete human subjects protections training. In some cases, individuals may have not already completed such training and/or are not affiliated with an entity with access to such training. To assist study teams in navigating these situations, the HRPP website now includes a page with resources for training options for external personnel, including: 
  • PDF-versions of the UW-Madison biomedical as well as the social and behavioral research courses to eliminate the need for external personnel to obtain a netID and have computer access to complete the training
  • Links to Good Clinical Practice training modules for those studies requiring GCP training and for those external personnel who do not otherwise have access to such training
  • Please note that NIH has removed its free, online human subjects protections course and has not indicated whether it will replace it in the future
If you have questions about human subjects protections and/or GCP training, please contact hrpp@research.wisc.edu.

Keywords:news, staff updates, ARROW, application, reliance, training, external personnel   Doc ID:85734
Owner:Monica E.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2018-09-19 14:46 CSTUpdated:2018-10-24 12:37 CST
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