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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Human Research Policies

The HRPP maintains the human subjects research protection policies utilized by all UW-Madison Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and campus officials. These policies are reviewed by the Cross-Campus HRPP Committee and approved by the Institutional Official. Additionally, researchers and study teams should review the documentation specific to the IRB office they are working with.

HRPP policies and Health Sciences IRB policies are found below. All links to the policies on this page now take you directly to those policies in the UW–Madison Policy Library at The policy library brings all university-wide policies together in one place so you can quickly locate the most accurate, up-to-date version of a policy. Visit the Policy Library to search for a specific policy by topic or key word(s).

Additional guidance and resources can be found here: HRPP Guidance, Forms, and Resources page, Health Sciences IRBs Policy and Guidance, and Education and Social/Behavioral Sciences IRB Guidance .