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Research Requirements at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Study Team Member Requirements 

Principal Investigator Requirements

Study Team Member Requirements

Mandatory Human Subjects Protection Training 

Records Access & Data Handling 

Data Sources, Access, and Transferring Meriter PHI for Research

UW SMPH Access to UnityPoint Health Epic - Describes process, requirements, and contacts


Is UnityPoint Health - Meriter Part of the UW Health Care Component? 

Interventional Research at Meriter Hospital 

Unit Support – Work with the Meriter employed unit manager or director on a collaboration endorsement letter for your research. Submit the letter with your study application. 

Supplemental Forms - Additional templates for consent, HIPAA Authorization and more. 

Enrolling Non-English Speaking Subjects 

UnityPoint Health – Meriter allows UW-Madison investigators to use research documents that have been translated by UW Health Interpreter Services. Please submit the translated document along with a signed certification of translation. 

UW-Madison investigators may use the UW Language Line for interpretation of the spoken word between the research team and research subjects. This can be arranged through the UW Health Interpreter Services Manager 608-265-7423

Funding for Translation and Language Line Interpreting 

  • Investigators are responsible for all costs associated with translation and interpretation. 

  • Meriter Foundation Funding - Please add translation and interpretation for non-English subjects in your grant request budget. The Foundation is willing to fund these costs.

Reporting Requirements

View reporting requirements for Human subjects research, ceded research, exempt research and research when Meriter is not engaged. 

UnityPoint Health - Meriter as a Research Site 

There are many details to consider when planning research. Some are required for IRB approval. Other details are outside of the IRB purview.