Research & Sponsored Programs

Human Subjects

Human Research Polices and Procedures

Faculty, staff, and students conducting research with human subjects can access information regarding Federal, University of Wisconsin System, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater policies and procedures. Also link to the campus' Institutional Research Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) forms and protocol submission timeline, resources for developing an IRB protocol, and other resources designed to help researchers improve study design while protecting participants.

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:


Title 45 Public Welfare

Department of Health and Human Services

Part 46 Protection of Human Subjects

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 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.

Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP)

Registration for IORG0096176

Our IRB Number: IORG0096176 / IRB00010934

IRB Forms

Training Resources

Login/Registration Instructions

Select the link from the ORSP website, or Login to  If you have not previously used the CITI Program Website, please select: Register (Create an Account) or login under your current login information. 

Under "Select Your Organziation Affiliation" - Search for:  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Follow the site instructions to enter your personal and login information.

*Please be sure to enter your email address as your 'institutional' email address.

During setup, you will be asked if you are interested in the option of receiving Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credit for completed CITI Program Courses.  You may select 'YES' for this option, however
you will be responsible for any fees associated with CEU credit (purchase options are offered at the end of course completion).  If you select 'No' at this time, you can change this setting at a later date.

On the final registration page.  You will be asked a series of questions to determine the educational modules required by UW-Whitewater to conduct Human or Animal Research.


The only requirement for human research is the "Social, Behavioral, & Educational (SBE) Sciences - All Researchers" (Basic Stage) module, this incorporates parts of all of the other modules.  Additional/alternative modules are available for Biomedical Research.

If you have been awarded a federal grant, additional modules or one-on-one training may be required.  Please review the grant requirements or contact ORSP to help determine the educational requirements for
grant compliance. The first course for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is available on the CITI Program site at any time.

Upon completion of the educational modules and a passing score of 80% on the final quiz, a report will be sent to the ORSP Compliance Manager notifying them of your results.  Successful completion of the required modules must be available and will be verified, by the Compliance Manager prior to IRB or IACUC protocol approval.  Any training for grant compliance must be completed prior to award acceptance.  Training certification expires 4 years from the date of successful quiz completion and renewal will be required at that time.

You may login to your CITI account at any time to review and print your information, or to choose additional training modules as required.  Upon transfer to another institution that uses the CITI program, you may also change your affiliation.

Please contact Donna Kempf, Compliance Manager, with any questions regarding the CITI Program.

Once you have completed the required CITI training, it will take approximately 48 BUSINESS hours for you to access Cayuse IRB.

Online Submission Forms

All IRB protocols are now submitted through Cayuse IRB.  Modifications can be done to any protocols submitted and approved after January 18th, 2018.

For modifications to any protocols prior to January 18th, 2018, please contact Donna Kempf.

If you have any problems accessing Cayuse IRB, we are probably missing your CITI training certification.  Please complete your CITI training and wait 48 business hours after completion to enter your IRB protocol.

IRB Online Protocol Submission through Cayuse IRB

Additional Submission Information

Timeline for Full Board Protocol Submission and Review

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater encourages and supports free and responsible investigation by faculty, staff, and students.  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.

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 4:30 pm on 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.

IRB meetings are held the third Monday of each month beginning at 9:30 am.  They are not held during January, June, and July. 

Additional Submission Information

  • Research protocols may be submitted anytime.
  • Protocols are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • Research and Sponsored Programs will provide an update on meeting date and time as/if appropriate.
  • Contact ORSP if your project is date sensitive.




Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
800 West Main Street
2243 Andersen Library
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


Phone: 262-472-5212
Fax: 262-472-5214