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.
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.