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Single IRB Review

Requesting Meriter or UW to serve as the Single Reviewing IRB:

  1. Deciding on the Reviewing IRB.

    View this chart for guidance.

    Contact irbreliance@wisc.edu and/or liz.michaels@unitypoint.org.

  2. Complete mandatory training on human subjects protection.

    Meriter's Training Requirements

  3. Complete a Study Application in the electronic system for the IRB you believe will be the reviewing IRB for the life of the research. 

    iRIS Login (Meriter's electronic system)

    Arrow Login (UW's electronic system) 

    You may need to attach Supplemental Forms to your study application regardless of which IRB will have oversight. 

  4. NOTE: Meriter will accept the UW research consent with embedded HIPAA Authorization when Meriter cedes review to UW-Madison.

  5. Once you have approval, submit a brief Study Application in the electronic system to the institution that will be ceding review. Do not start your research until the ceding institution finalizes their review. 

Requesting Meriter Rely on a Non-UW IRB

Submit a cede application to request Meriter to cede review to another SMART IRB institution.  For commercial research, please contact the IRB Office for additional requirements.