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What approvals do I need?


All human subject research activities must be submitted for review and approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) by creating a SmartForm application (PRO) in eBridge. eBridge, our web-based system for research submissions, is accessible anywhere and at any time. The PRO must be approved prior to initiating the human subject research activities it describes. For full details, visit eBridge Training - Human Submissions on the eBridge Support web site.

If the human subject research activities incorporate animal material, please note that application and approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) may be required.  For information on obtaining approvals for animal research, visit Research Resources Working with Animals.

If the human subject research activities incorporate potentially hazardous agents, biological hazards, radiation and/or radioactive materials, or hazardous equipment (e.g. MRI), approval may be required by one or more of the safety subcommittees.  For information on obtaining approvals for hazardous material, visit Research Resources Obtaining Approvals and select the appropriate category for your needs.

If the human subject research activities propose to use the Translational Research Units (TRU), approval is required from the TRU.

If the human subject research activities propose to use, conduct or access resources in Froedtert Hospital, an application must be submitted to the Office of Clinical Research and Innovative Care Compliance (OCRICC).

 

What do I submit first?


These applications can be submitted at the same time to the various committee(s) for review. However, it is important to note that the IRB cannot render a final decision until all ancillary committee decisions are confirmed. 

 

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