The Office of Research Development serves as the hub for UIW's Institutional Review Board for human subjects research, clinical trial registration, responsible conduct of research, and university research policy operations. We conduct on-demand training as needed and will always gladly review proposals and active projects for continued compliance.
Research Compliance Announcements
Institutional Review board (IRB) Update
Changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR part 46, or the 'Common Rule') take effect on January 19, 2018. The ORD is working with the IRB to implement the changes at UIW to ensure compliance with the federal regulations. Below are the changes that are most likely to affect our researchers. Stay tuned for more details! For more information, see PRIM&R's resources at https://primr.org/commonrule/.
New Single IRB Requirements
Multi- institutional studies will be required to use a single IRB for review. The implementation date for this is January 19, 2020.
Consent forms will need to include a brief summary that explains the research in an easy-to-understand and clear manner.
New Exempt Categories
The new regulations broaden the types fo research that can be reviewed at the exempt level, which requires the least oversight.
Some minimal risk studies will no longer be required to annually renew their IRB approval.
For more information regarding research compliance contact:
Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf