Research with Human Subjects

Research with Human Subjects

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.

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.

The "IRB GUIDE," under forms on the right hand side 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 accord with posted deadlines. Protocols which qualify for review as expedited or exempt from further IRB oversight may be submitted at any time.

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 and submission dates.