UnityPoint Health - Meriter & UW-Madison Partnership


UnityPoint Health – Meriter & UW-Madison Partnership

The Partnership allows either UnityPoint Health – Meriter IRB or UW-Madison Health Sciences IRB to serve as the IRB of record for research conducted by a UW-affiliated researcher at Meriter. After one of the institutions cedes IRB review to the other, the researcher reports to only the IRB of oversight for the life of the research.

Steps for Requesting Meriter or UW to serve as IRB of Record:

  1. Complete mandatory training on human subjects protection.
    Meriter's Training Requirements
    UW-Madison Training Requirements 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.