During UWSP's spring break (it begins 6 pm Friday, March 23 and classes resume Monday, April 2), the review of protocol submissions will not occur. Responses to IRB-related correspondence will be limited. Campus faculty, staff, and students are urged to plan accordingly.
The first phase of Revised Common Rule changes, scheduled to begin on January 19, 2018, have largely been postponded until July of 2018, with the possibility of additional delays. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
The IRB-Human Subjects Committee will meet on the second Thursday of the month during the 2017-18 academic year. Protocols requiring full board review must be submitted to Sharon Courtney in ORSP and Debbie Palmer, IRB Chairperson, by 4:30 pm at least one week prior to the scheduled full board meeting. No full board IRB meeting is held in January.
In general, Expedited and Exempt category protocols may be submitted throughout the academic year. Expect initial reviews to take approximately 10 business days from submission for Exempt and Expedited protocols.
The IRB Chair will hold office hours in Old Main - Room 208A from 2-4 PM on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month for the 2018 spring semester, starting February 2nd. No appointment is needed.
If you have an already existing, approved research protocol (Exempt or Expedited categories) and wish to modify it within the approved time period, you need to complete the request form for change(s) to an exempt or expedited approved protocol available on this site. Submit the completed form electronically to the IRB Chairperson Debbie Palmer at email@example.com and Sharon Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide two hard copies of the completed form to Sharon Courtney at Room 208 Old Main.
If you have an already existing, approved Full board research protocol and wish to modify it within the first 12 months, you must complete the form for revisions to full board protocol available on this site. Any minor revisions (those that do not potentially alter the risks to participants) within the first 12 months for approved full board protocols can be reviewed by Debbie Palmer upon completion of the form. Any major changes (those that would potentially alter the risks to the participants) within the first 12 months for approved full board protocols require the approval of the full board upon completion of the form. An example of a minor change is an addition of a UWSP student as a research assistant on the project. An example of a major change is altering the location of data collection.
Please address any questions or comments to the IRB Chairperson, Debbie Palmer, at email@example.com
or phone (715) 346-3953.
Hard signed copies of protocols should be addressed to IRB/ORSP and sent to 208 Old Main. Also, an electronic version should be emailed to both the IRB Chairperson, Debbie Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org and Sharon Courtney
The purchase of gift cards or gift certificates using your UWSP purchasing card/credit card is strictly prohibited.
REVISED Form for Original Submission of Research
Informed Consent Instructions and Samples January 2018.docx
Form for Review of Continuing Research (Used only for research extending beyond the original 12 month approval period. Research can only be renewed twice and then new
Form for Original Submission of Research must be submitted.) If you are in the data analysis and/or communications of finding phases of your protocol, then you do not need to complete this form.