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News Brief: NCATS Supports Novel Methods to Improve Institutional Review Board Efficiencies

Kim Shoenbill

Kim Shoenbill, a Ph.D. student in the clinical investigation program at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, used machine learning and statistical methods to analyze institutional review board review times for a quality improvement study. University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Photo.

NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program support helped a University of Wisconsin–Madison Ph.D. student discover new ways of identifying factors affecting institutional review board (IRB) review times. The results, recently published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, can serve as a guide to improve IRB efficiencies.

Posted July 2017