HS-IRBs News December 2015

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News / Volume 7, Number 12, December 2015

New Deadline for Changes to Human Subjects Research Regulations

As mentioned in previous Health Sciences IRBs newsletters, significant changes to the federal regulations governing human subjects research are being proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposed changes affect a wide range of research and, if implemented, will directly impact many researchers, especially those working with biospecimens. HHS has extended the comment period on the proposed changes to January 6, 2016.

UW-Madison’s Human Research Protection Program has developed a webpage with resources about the proposed changes, including summaries of the changes and links to relevant webinars. The page also includes an online form through which researchers can send questions or comments about the proposed regulatory changes to the campus HRPP.

HS IRBs Office Closures

The HS IRBs office will be closed or have limited coverage the following days in December and early January:

Coming Soon - Website Updates

You will begin to see enhancements to our website (https://kb.wisc.edu/hsirbs/) in the near future, including improvements to navigation and access to documents, a cleaner user interface, and updated content. We are excited for this opportunity to make our website easier to use and even more helpful. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Marc Korobkin at korobkin@medicine.wisc.edu. Stay tuned!

ARROW Tip: Using the Back Button and Save

All IRB forms in ARROW now include a back button to help with navigation. When using the back button, please keep in mind that ARROW will NOT automatically save any changes made to that page when the back button is clicked. If you make any changes to a page in a form, please remember to click save before using the back button.


Questions? We're Here to Help!

Whether you have a question about a specific protocol, a general question about the submission process, or need clarification about research policy, we have several ways you can reach us.