March 28, 2013 The IRB User survey will be closing in a few weeks. This survey gives you the chance to anonymously provide feedback on the IRB process and specifically on the use of IRBManager. Every comment is valuable and helps us to make improvements to serve you better so please complete it today:
February 12, 2013 The IRB will be writing a newsletter each spring and fall to keep researchers informed of any important changes and up to date on important information when conducting research with human subjects. Please read our Spring 2013 newsletter.
In addition, we are conducting a Spring 2013 IRB Satisfaction Survey to evaluate and improve our process and services. The feedback is optional and anonymous. If you would like to help us out please complete the survey. Thanks you!
September 4, 2012 The IRB welcomes Jessica Rice as the new IRB Administrator.
April 16, 2012 The IRB currently has an opening for an IRB Administrator.
August 3, 2011: A new web based IRB submission system (IRBManager) is now available for IRB submissions. Please visit our page dedicated to IRBManager. You will find User Guides, Frequently Asked Questions, training information, and log in information here.
July 7, 2011: A new web based IRB submission system (IRBManager) will become available for optional use on August 1st. This will allow researchers with an internet browser to securely submit IRB submissions and maintain their entire IRB file online. On November 1st, all new study submissions will require the use of IRBManager while currently active studies will migrate over upon either an Amendment or Continuing Review by uploading the current IRB as attachments. Training in a computer lab will be available on July 22, July 29, August 10, and August 26.
April 6, 2011: A Pre-Submission section added to the Forms and Templates page. The following optional documents have been added to that section: (1) Determination of UWM IRB Submission to determine when UWM is engaged in human subjects research; (2) IAA Request where research projects involving multiple IRB's may qualify for an inter-institutional IRB Authorization Agreement (IAA) allowing one IRB to defer review and oversight to another IRB; (3) Institutional Permission Letter where research projects involving external sites (e.g., schools and businesses) may need to provide documentation/permission for the use of those facilities and/or subjects.
January 21, 2011: The IRB would like to thank everyone who participated in the satisfaction survey. We are grateful for the many positive comments and thoughtful suggestions. We have made several changes to the New Study Form (Consent Section I and Minors Section L) and to the Continuing Review Form (Study Status Section C). View the survey results here. View the here.