In order to protect the rights and welfare of research subjects, all research involving human subjects must comply with applicable institutional policies, laws, and regulations. Human Subjects are defined as living individuals about whom an investigator obtains data through intervention or private information.
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) provides oversight for all research activities involving human participants at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The HRPP is not an office, but rather a collective effort of all who participate in the conduct, review, approval and facilitation of human participants research at UW–Madison.
UW-Madison Campus Resources
|OVCRGE Human Research Protection Program||OVCRGE Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) main site|
|Health Sciences IRBs Instructions for Obtaining IRB Approval||Step-by-step guide to completing the IRB approval process, from the Health Sciences Knowledge Base.|
|ED/SBS IRB Office Instructions for IRB Approval||Step-by Step guide to completing IRB approval from the ED/SBS IRB Knowledge Base.|
|Human Subjects Research Protection Program (HRPP) Policy||HRPP Policy Index for Researchers|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences and Education Research IRB||SBS/ED IRB website|
|Health Sciences and Health Sciences Minimal Risk IRB||Health Sciences IRB website|
|ARROW Login||Login page for IRB protocol submission tool|
|Form needed when an academic staff member serves as PI on a human subjects research protocol. Must be submitted with the protocol application.|
|103 Payments to Research Participants||Outlines the payment mechanisms that can be used to make payments to human subjects participating in research studies and to determine when gathering of research participant tax information is required.|
|Instructions for completing Human Subjects research training||All personnel listed on a Human Subjects Protocol must complete Human Subjects Protection Training.|
|CITI training site log in (requires valid NetID)||Log in page to complete required human subject research training every 3 years.|
General Compliance Questions
CALS Research Compliance Specialist
Social & Behavioral Sciences/Education Research IRBs
In person consultations available – see http://www.irb.wisc.edu/contactus-help.htm for more information.
Health Sciences IRBs
In person consultations available – see https://kb.wisc.edu/hsirbs/20861 for more information.