HS IRBs News February 2020

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 12, Number 2, February 2020

Important ARROW Improvement: Self-Service Personnel Update

On February 29th, ARROW will be updated to replace the current personnel change process with a self-service personnel update function. This will provide study teams will more flexibility when updating personnel and allow for these updates to be made more quickly. Highlights of the new self-service activity include:

For more information about this new functionality, please see the following help document:

If you have any questions about these or other ARROW changes, please email askarrow@hsirb.wisc.edu.

Revised Guidance on Editorial Changes to Subject-Facing Materials

We have guidance on when editorial changes to existing study materials would not require a change of protocol. We recently expanding this guidance to include some additional subject-facing materials like surveys in addition to recruitment materials.

Next IRB Workshop

The next session of the “Common Rule and IRB Submission Overview” workshop is now open for registration:

Study Closure Reminders

A reminder that study teams should close their studies when completed rather than just allowing IRB approval to lapse or time out in ARROW. Some tips to keep in mind: