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GENERAL INFORMATION

FOR RESEARCHERS

FOR IRB MEMBERS

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BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

A1. Determination of MU IRB Submissionword

Not all research involving humans will require MU IRB submission or approval. Only activities meeting the regulatory definitions of (a) “research,” (b) “human subjects” and where (c) MU is “engaged” in the conduct of human subjects research require MU IRB review and approval. This form may be used as (1) a tool to help you determine whether IRB submission needed, and/or (2) documentation from MU IRB acknowledging your project does not meet the criteria for IRB review/approval.

Research projects involving multiple IRB's may qualify for an inter-institutional IRB Authorization Agreement (IAA). This will allow one IRB to defer review and oversight to another IRB.

A2. Coordinated IRB Request Formword

Request MU IRB to rely on one of the following IRBs, or one or more of the following IRBs to rely on MU:

MU faculty interested in obtaining adjunct appointments through the Clinical Translational Science Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin, click here.

A3. Request for MU IRB to Rely on Another IRB word

A4. Request for Another IRB to Rely on MU IRB word

A5. Research Site Letter of Permission Template word

When research is conducted at a school or institution other than Marquette University, a letter of permission and/or IRB approval letter from the site is required. The optional template can be completed by research sites to give the investigator permission to conduct the study. In most cases it is expected that researchers obtain permission from the site(s) prior to submitting a protocol to the IRB for approval.



NEW STUDY SUBMISSION

B1. Expedited and Full Board Protocol Summary Form word

Complete this form if you are submitting your project for either Expedited or Full Board review and attach any additional materials (e.g., data collection instruments, recruitment materials, consent forms, etc.). If you are unsure of the type of review to request, see the MU ORC/IRB Flowsheet for guidance on the appropriate level of review (Exempt, Expedited, Full Review) and specific category of review based on the type of research and subject population. Note: Final determination regarding level of review is made by the ORC/IRB.

B2. NEW Exempt Review Form word

Complete this form if you are submitting your project for Exempt review and attach any additional materials (e.g., data collection instruments, recruitment materials, consent forms, etc.). If you are unsure of the type of review to request, see the MU ORC/IRB Flowsheet for guidance on the appropriate level of review (Exempt, Expedited, Full Review) and specific category of review based on the type of research and subject population. Note: Final determination regarding level of review is made by the ORC/IRB.

B3. Consent Templates (see G1-G3) and Exempt information sheet template (see G4)



AMENDENDING AN ACTIVE IRB APPROVED STUDY

C1. Protocol Amendment Form word

Once a study receives IRB approval, any changes or modifications to the approved Expedited or Full Board study (e.g., revising a questionnaire, adding a new data collection instrument, modifying the recruitment strategy, changing the number of research subjects, revising eligibility criteria, changing the study Principal Investigator, etc.), will require IRB submission and approval PRIOR to that change/modification.

C2. NEW Personnel Amendment Form pdf

Complete this form if the only change(s) are adding, removing, or changing the role of research personnel for an approved protocol. To make changes in addition to modifying personnel, please complete the Protocol Amendment Form (above).

C3. Waiver to Obtain/Document/Alter Informed Consentpdf

Complete this form if you are requesting to NOT obtain informed consent (e.g., secondary data analysis); requesting to NOT obtain documentation (i.e., subject does not sign the consent form); or seeking to modify the consent document/process (e.g., verbal consent, eliminating required language in the consent).

C4. Research Personnel Addendum word

Complete this form if the list of research personnel exceeds the available space on a new protocol, amendment, or continuing review form. This form must be submitted concurrently with another IRB form.



CONTINUING REVIEW

D1. Continuing Review Formword

Studies approved by the IRB under Expedited or Full Board status require annual review and approval if any of the following apply:

NOTE: Data collected during lapsed or expired IRB approval is unapproved human subjects research.



FINAL REPORT/ STUDY COMPLETE/ STUDY CLOSED

E1. Final Report, Study Complete or Study Closed Formword

Use this form if the study is no longer enrolling new participants and all participants have completed research-related activities and:

E2. Exempt Final Report Formpdf

Use this form to close an Exempt research study. Exempt studies may be closed if all contact with participants has concluded and/or if researchers are no longer using any identifiable data or specimens.



ADVERSE EVENT & NON-COMPLIANCE

F1. Reportable Event Form word

Once a study receives IRB approval, any Adverse Events; Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Participants or Others; Protocol Deviations; and new information that may change the risks/benefits to subjects.Use the following form if you are reporting an adverse event, a deviation from the currently approved project, a participant complaint, or other unanticipated problem with the project must be reported to the IRB.

F2. Reportable Event Definitions and Flow Chart word

Use this document to understand what the IRB defines as "Unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others," "Serious Adverse Events," "Protocol Deviations," etc. and how the IRB will process the reportable event.

INFORMED CONSENT & ASSENT TEMPLATES

G1. Adult Informed Consent Formword

Use this template for studies where the research subjects are 18 and older.

G2. Parent Permission Formword

Use this template to obtain parent permission for the participation of minors in research.

G3. Assent Formword

Use for children between the ages of 6-12.

G4. Exempt Information Sheetword

Use this template to obtain consent for an exempt research study. Template language may be modified as needed; similar language may be used for in-person, e-mail, or online consent.

Electrical safety testing

H1. Electrical Safety Testing Documentation Formword

If a research study involves human subjects coming into contact with electrical equipment owned by MU that plugs into the wall, the equipment may require electrical safety. Battery powered devices and computers used for completion of surveys or other research activities do not require electrical safety testing.

health insurance portability & accountability act (hipaa)

I1. Request for Approval of Authorizationword

Complete this form if your protocol seeks to use or discluse PHI for research. Then complete J2, J3, or J4 below.

I2. Authorization to Use or Disclose PHI in Researchword

Use this form when subjects are giving direct authorization to release and use PHI. Most often used in conjunction with an Informed Consent Form.

I3. Data Use Agreement for Researchword

A covered entity may use and disclose a limited data set for research activities conducted by itself, another covered entity, or a researcher who is not a covered entity if the disclosing covered entity and the limited data set recipient enter into a data use agreement.

I4. Request for Waiver of Authorization word

For research where obtaining direct authorization is not feasible, the IRB/Privacy Board may approve a waiver or an alteration of the Authorization requirement in whole or in part. Use this form to request a waiver or alteration.

 


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The mission of the Office of Research Compliance, in cooperation with and in support of the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, is to facilitate safe and ethical research conducted by Marquette faculty, staff and students in the areas of human subjects, animal subjects, radiation safety and biosafety.