IRB Deferral Requests

Research projects involving multiple IRBs may qualify for an inter-institutional IRB Authorization Agreement (IAA). This will allow one IRB to defer review and oversight to another IRB.

Guidance document for helpful hints on the deferral process: Instructions for Multi-Institutional Research

Forms:

Aurora and UWM Deferral Request Form – Use this form if your study involves Aurora Health Care and UWM only.  IMPORTANT: This form must be submitted to the IRB where the majority of the study activities will take place.

*Aurora requires additional approvals before a decision can be made about IRB oversight.  Please see the Aurora IRB website for more information.

CTSI Partners Deferral Request Form – Use this form if your study involves Blood Center of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, or Milwaukee School of Engineering and UWM.  Please submit the completed form to the UWM IRB at irbinfo@uwm.edu or contact us for more information.

Generic IRB Deferral Request Form – If you are working with any other institution and would like to explore the possibility of an IAA, please complete and submit this form to the UWM IRB at irbinfo@uwm.edu or contact us for more information.