UWCCC HS-IRBs News October 2014

The Health Sciences IRBs Cancer Center Newsletter for August 2014

KBThis newsletter is designed to provide UWCCC study teams with consistent and important information related to human subjects protection policies, regulations and guidance.  Note that policies and procedures may differ depending on whether a UW HS IRB, an NCI Central IRB (CIRB), or the Western IRB (WIRB) is providing IRB oversight for a study.  The UWCCC HS IRBs newsletters will be archived on the HS IRBs website  so that they will be searchable for future reference.  If there is a topic that you would like addressed in a future newsletter, please send a detailed description of the topic to asktheirb@medicine.wisc.edu .

Note that in addition to the UWCCC HS-IRBs listserv, the HS IRBs host two other listservs: one for general updates and announcements (including a general HS IRBs newsletter) , and one for people who use Western IRB (WIRB).

To be added or removed from the listserv for this newsletter, individuals should submit a request to the HS IRBs office by emailing asktheirb@medicine.wisc.edu with the subject ‘UWCCCIRBNews Add/Remove’.

Have a question?  The HS-IRBs Office Can Help

Important WIRB Gateway Team Staffing Updates
Recent WIRB Updates
Updates to WIRB procedures were recently sent out to the WIRB Listserv . If you missed the email the updates can also be found on the WIRB Gateway  under News and Announcements. The updates related to WIRB submissions include changes to consent templates, COAs, CPU contact and application, and Reportable Information.  The WIRB ListServ is for those who would like updates about the WIRB submissions process. If you are not already receiving updates about WIRB, please email submitwirb@medicine.wisc.edu requesting to be put on the list.

NCI CIRB Updates
Forthcoming guidance on state law and x-ray radiation for non-healing arts purposes
Wisconsin law regarding exposure to x-ray radiation requires a variance for certain uses of x-ray that do not meet the state’s definition of healing arts purposes.  HS IRB guidance is currently being developed regarding when this statute applies to research procedures and the process for requesting a variance.  Note that HS IRB staff are providing information about the variance process to study teams when they identify a protocol that comes under this state law.  

A Note on Using Canned Language in your ARROW Application (HS IRB studies)
Canned language can be helpful when preparing your ARROW application.  The template language can provide consistency among applications that can speed up the review process. If you do choose to copy language from one application to another it is important to carefully read the statement in the context of the new application to ensure that it is still accurate.  Some tips on using canned language are:
Reportable Events Training Session
Jessica Johnson will be presenting a one-hour Reportable Events Refresher session to the Cancer Center on Tuesday November 11th from 2 – 3 pm in K4/618. Topics at this session will include:
The HS IRBs website has many resources for you when you are trying to determine what events need to be reported to the IRB and when. The Adverse Events and Other Incident Reporting webpage can be found here.

Future IRB for Beginners Workshops
The upcoming IRB for Beginners Workshop dates have been posted. Check out the Health Sciences IRBs website  for future dates and information about how to register.