Research & Compliance

Human Research

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater encourages and supports free and responsible investigation by faculty, staff, and students, and adheres to the policies and procedures set forth by:

Code of Federal Regulations


Department of Health and Human Services


The policies and procedures of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) have been developed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. 

Research projects that involve human subjects will require review by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater IRB to determine if you have employed adequate measures to protect the participants involved in your study.   In addition, each member of your research team is required to complete the CITI Program - Social, Behavioral, and Educational Human Research Training course prior to protocol approval.  

The "IRB GUIDE," under forms and policies at the bottom of this page, contains guidelines and instructions to assist you in the preparation of a protocol for submission to the IRB. Peruse the information to determine which parts of the protocol to complete and to help you understand the review process.

Timeline for Full Board Protocol Submission and Review

ONLY protocols requiring full board review must be submitted in accordance with posted deadlines. Protocols which qualify for review as expedited or exempt from further IRB oversight may be submitted at any time. 

Full Board protocols must be submitted by the first day of the month to be reviewed at that month's scheduled meeting.  If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals must be received in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:30 pm the next business day. 

Please see the calendar for full Board meeting dates.


Carl Fox, Director

Carol Katch, Compliance Manager


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
800 West Main Street
2243 Andersen Library
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Phone:  262-472-5212 (main #)
Fax:      262-472-5214

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