Which IRB has jurisdiction for my study?
The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center has many institutions on the campus including the Medical College of Wisconsin. Many of these institutions have separate Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to review the research which may be occurring under their faculty, in their buildings, or with their patients. MCW Faculty are required to submit their research projects to the MCW/FH IRB. There are exceptions to this policy because of agreements with many of the institutions on the campus to help facilitate a streamlined review process when possible. If the research involves multiple institutions, investigators should complete the Coordinated IRB Review Request Form prior to submitting to an IRB to see if a single IRB review is possible and which IRB will provide that review.
MCW/FH IRB Review
Froedtert Hospital has established an agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin to handle all IRB review of research projects conducted in any of their facilities or involving their employees or patients. Froedtert Hospital’s agreement also includes research being done at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.
CHW IRB Review
Research projects which involve CHW patients (records or direct contact/intervention/treatment) or only CHW employees should be submitted to the CHW IRB for review and approval. In the following circumstances involving both CHW and MCW/FH, the Coordinated IRB Review Request Form can be completed and submitted to the CHW or the MCW/FH IRB Office to decide whether or not a single IRB review is possible and which IRB will provide that review:
If the research project involves review of CHW and MCW/FH medical records
If the research project involves minors in the Southeastern Wisconsin community
If the research project involves CHW and MCW/FH employees
Blood Center of Wisconsin (BCW) IRB Review
Research projects which involve BCW donors, facilities, or records should submit their applications to the BCW IRB for review and approval. If the project also involves MCW or FH, the Coordinated IRB Review Request Form can be completed and submitted to the BCW IRB Office.
Zablocki VA IRB Review
Research projects which seek to recruit, and involve veterans (records, or direct contact/intervention/treatment) must contact the Zablocki VA and submit their research to the VA IRB for review and approval.