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Human Subjects Research Protection Program (HRPP) Policy Index

The HRPP maintains the human subjects research protections policies utilized by all UW-Madison Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and campus officials. These policies are approved by the Cross-Campus HRPP Committee and a list is below. Using the above search box is recommended when looking for specific policies.

Additionally, researchers and study teams should review the documentation specific to the IRB office that they are working with. The Health Sciences IRBs Office hosts additional Policy and Guidance  documents, while the Ed/SBS IRB Office hosts additional Guidance documents.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page or the relevant IRB Office’s pages, please visit the HRPP Guidance, Forms and Resources  page, which contains forms, guidance documents, and links to other campus resources.


Application of Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Terms to UW-Madison Human Participants Research Policy

Changes in Research Activities: Submission and Review

Compliance Monitoring and Quality Improvement

Compliance with Human Research Protections in Sponsored Research

Conflicts of Interest of Non-UW-Madison Key Personnel

Continuing Review: Submission and Review

Creation and Dissemination of Policies and Related Documentation

Cross-Campus Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Committee Charter

Engagement in Human Participants Research at UW-Madison

Evaluating the Scientific or Scholarly Merits of Proposed Research

Exceptions to Informed Consent Requirements in Emergency Situations

Exempt Research

Expert Review

Five Year Replacement/Renewal

HRPP and IRB Resources

HRPP Education and Training

Initial Review: Submission and Review Policy

Institutional Officials in Charge of HRPP

IRB Authority and Independence

IRB Composition and Quality Performance

IRB Consultants Use and Conflict of Interest

IRB Meeting Minutes and Regulatory Documentation

IRB Meetings

IRB Members’ Conflicts of Interest

IRB Purview

IRB Reliance

IRB Review of Study Resources

Maintenance of IRB Records

Monitoring the Consent Process


Obtaining and Documenting Informed Consent

Principal Investigator Status for UW-Madison Studies Involving Human Participants

Protecting Research Participants Privacy Interests and Confidentiality of Data

Reporting of Suggestions and Concerns Regarding HRPP Performance and Function

Reporting of Suggestions and Concerns Regarding the Protection of Research Participants

Reporting to Institutional and External Authorities

Research with Adult Participants Lacking Capacity to Consent

Retention of IRB Records

Review of Data and Safety Monitoring in Research

Review of Research Involving Vulnerable Participants

Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Federal Grants Policy

Student Research

Study Closure

Suspension and Termination of Approved Research

Unanticipated Problems