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Contact IRB

Chair:
Anca Miron
(920) 424-2328
IRB Administrator
Kelly Schill
(920) 424-3375
IRB Administration
(920) 424-3215
irb@uwosh.edu

Office located in Dempsey Hall Suite 214

Report a Participant Complaint

IRB Quick Look

IRB Registration: I0RG0004550
Federal Wide Assurance: FWA00011478

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Office of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Development
Institutional Review Board
800 Algoma Blvd.,
Dempsey Hall 214
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627

General Inquiry:

Phone: 920-424-3215
Fax: 920-424-3221

Need More?

The primary role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to ensure ethical treatment of research participants. While IRB review for protection of human participants in research is a matter of institutional policy and federal law, these policies and law are informed by the ethical principles outlined in the 1979 Belmont Report:

Respect for Persons

Beneficence

Justice

 

All research involving human participants (subjects) must be reviewed and approved by the University’s IRB before you begin collecting data. This peer review ensures that adequate measures are used to protect the individuals who volunteer to participate in your study. All human research must be approved by the IRB. No research is exempt from review.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all proposed human subjects research in which the institution is “engaged” that involves research:

(1) Intervention or interaction with human subjects

(2) Collection of identifiable private data on living individuals and/or;

(3) Data analysis of identifiable private information on living individuals

 

What is a Human subject?

A living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) Identifiable private information (45 CFR 46)

Identifiable Information can be linked to a specific individual either directly or indirectly through coding systems.  Please see the IRB Identifiers Chart.

What is Research?

Research is defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services as “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” (45 CFR 46).

To be considered a systematic investigation the concept of a research project must:

• Attempt to answer research questions (in some research this would be a hypothesis).

• Be methodically driver, that is, it collects data or information in an organized and consistent manner.

• Analyze or data or information in some way-whether quantitative or qualitative data.

• Draw conclusions from the results.

Generalizable knowledge includes the following:

• The knowledge will contribute to a theoretical framework of an established body of knowledge.

• The primary beneficiaries of the research are other researchers, scholars and practitioners in the field of study.

• There will be publication, presentation, or other distribution of the results intended to inform the field of study.

• The results are expected to be generalized to a larger population beyond the site of data collection.

• The results are intended to be replicated in other settings.

Please refer to the UW Oshkosh IRB Review: Quick Guide for guidance on whether your project will require IRB approval.

In general, the secondary analysis of existing data only requires IRB review when it falls under the regulatory definition of research and human subjects. Please refer to the IRB Policy on Analysis of Secondary Data for further information.

When is UW Oshkosh "engaged" in research?
  1. Research conducted by any faculty or staff member, student, or visiting faculty/scientist drawing salary support for UWO sponsored project.
  2. Research conducted by affiliated faculty under UWO auspices
  3. Non-UWO personnel using UWO equipment or facilities not readily available to public at large

The primary role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to ensure ethical treatment of research participants. While IRB review for protection of human participants in research is a matter of institutional policy and federal law, these policies and law are informed by the ethical principles outlined in the 1979 Belmont Report:

Respect for Persons

Beneficence

Justice

 

All research involving human participants (subjects) must be reviewed and approved by the University’s IRB before you begin collecting data. This peer review ensures that adequate measures are used to protect the individuals who volunteer to participate in your study. All human research must be approved by the IRB. No research is exempt from review.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all proposed human subjects research in which the institution is “engaged” that involves research:

(1) Intervention or interaction with human subjects

(2) Collection of identifiable private data on living individuals and/or;

(3) Data analysis of identifiable private information on living individuals

 

What is a Human subject?

A living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) Identifiable private information (45 CFR 46)

Identifiable Information can be linked to a specific individual either directly or indirectly through coding systems.  Please see the IRB Identifiers Chart.

What is Research?

Research is defined by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services as “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” (45 CFR 46).

To be considered a systematic investigation the concept of a research project must:

• Attempt to answer research questions (in some research this would be a hypothesis).

• Be methodically driver, that is, it collects data or information in an organized and consistent manner.

• Analyze or data or information in some way-whether quantitative or qualitative data.

• Draw conclusions from the results.

Generalizable knowledge includes the following:

• The knowledge will contribute to a theoretical framework of an established body of knowledge.

• The primary beneficiaries of the research are other researchers, scholars and practitioners in the field of study.

• There will be publication, presentation, or other distribution of the results intended to inform the field of study.

• The results are expected to be generalized to a larger population beyond the site of data collection.

• The results are intended to be replicated in other settings.

Please refer to the UW Oshkosh IRB Review: Quick Guide for guidance on whether your project will require IRB approval.

In general, the secondary analysis of existing data only requires IRB review when it falls under the regulatory definition of research and human subjects. Please refer to the IRB Policy on Analysis of Secondary Data for further information.

When is UW Oshkosh "engaged" in research?
  1. Research conducted by any faculty or staff member, student, or visiting faculty/scientist drawing salary support for UWO sponsored project.
  2. Research conducted by affiliated faculty under UWO auspices
  3. Non-UWO personnel using UWO equipment or facilities not readily available to public at large

Contact IRB

Chair:
Anca Miron
(920) 424-2328
IRB Administrator
Kelly Schill
(920) 424-3375
IRB Administration
(920) 424-3215
irb@uwosh.edu

Office located in Dempsey Hall Suite 214

Report a Participant Complaint

IRB Quick Look

IRB Registration: I0RG0004550
Federal Wide Assurance: FWA00011478

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Office of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Development
Institutional Review Board
800 Algoma Blvd.,
Dempsey Hall 214
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627

General Inquiry:

Phone: 920-424-3215
Fax: 920-424-3221

Need More?