Recent Announcements

Join us for one of our quarterly training via Zoom.

Join us for one of our quarterly training via Zoom. 

All training dates occur on a Thursday from 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Please look for an announcement from our office closer to the dates below:

        • August 4, 2022
        • November 3, 2022

The training will cover:

        • Overview of federal regulations, NIH policy, and journal requirements
        • How to properly register and maintain a record
        • Results entry overview
        • Q&A Training on Demand 

Unable to make the regularly scheduled training?
Email us with your training or help request or view a video of a prior training here

We now offer consultation services!

We now offer consultation services!

The Human Research Compliance (HRC) Office is pleased to offer consultation hours to assist investigators, study coordinators, residents, and students with pre-review and other questions about IRB submissions.

Thirty minute appointments will be offered via Zoom during the following times:
  • Mondays: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Thursdays: 10:00am - 12:00pm, and 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Researchers may use the 30-minute time slot to receive assistance in:

  • Determining the feasibility of a project and possible regulatory implications
  • Pre-reviewing your draft IRB application, including your protocol and consent form
  • General questions about the IRB and other regulatory requirements

Submit a consultation request by cicking the button below, and we will be in touch with you within 1-2 business days.

Please note that these consultations are only advisory in nature; they do not take the place of a formal IRB review. If applicable, you will still need to submit your final application to the WCM IRB for formal review.

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The WCM IRB sends out all announcements and updates on the All Protocols and Research Coordinator Network (RCN) listservs. 

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Newsletters & Announcements

October 2022 Newsletter

Submitting a New IRB Application?

As of 9/15/2022, all new applications must utilize the new IRB Initial Review Application (IRA). Forms, templates, and guidance are available on the...

September 2022 Newsletter

The New IRB Initial Review Application is live! 

We are excited to announce that the New IRB Initial Review Application is now active. This Application will allow research teams to work on drafting their protocols outside of the WRG-HS system, thereby delaying the start of the 90-day...

IRB Newsletter August 15, 2022

BRANYplus extended through Fall 2022; The New IRB Initial Review Application: Launching 9/15/22

In response to the positive feedback on the BRANYplus process and time to approval for new submissions, we are happy to announce the continuation of the program at least through the...

WRG-HS Automated Withdrawal and Closure Function is Live

In the IRB’s continued efforts to streamline the IRB review process, the previously announced automated withdrawal & closure function in WRG-HS will soon be launched. Beginning the evening of June 30th, inactive submissions and applications will be auto-withdrawn or auto-closed,...

IRB Newsletter July 15, 2022

HRC METS Success!

We are so pleased to announce the successful launch of our HRC Monthly Training and Education Series (HRC METS)! We had over 100 participants joining us yesterday from across our different campuses for our inaugural session, IRB101: An Introduction to the WCM IRB...

Key Information Section Reminder

*Important Reminder*
The Key Information Section requirement takes effect on Monday, 4/4/22

As stated in our March newsletter, the Key Information Section for Informed Consent Forms will be required as of next...