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Guidance on Using ARROW for the Health Sciences IRBs

Application Review for Research Oversight at Wisconsin (ARROW)

ARROW is the system used to submit new applications, changes of protocol, reportable events and continuing reviews to the IRBs on campus (Health Sciences IRB, Minimal Risk IRB, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Education IRB).

To LOGIN to ARROW, go to and click on the "Login" button or the link in the upper right corner.

Below are links to topics that we have developed guidance pages for.  Each link contains help on various ARROW issues study teams have come across.  Please send us feedback on other topics you think would be beneficial.

ARROW Access

ARROW General

ARROW Initial Review

ARROW Cancer Center

ARROW Reference Videos  

We have created a series of reference videos to help guide ARROW users through the new electronic submission system. You will need the free Adobe Flash Player to view the videos, though most computers should have this already installed.


ARROW Help Line Email

All ARROW questions for the HS-IRBs should be directed to This email is staffed during general working hours, Monday-Friday.  It is not staffed on weekends or other days the HS-IRBs Office is closed.

Any ARROW questions regarding a submission to the ED/SBS-IRB should be directed towards their office. Click here to find contact information for the ED/SBS-IRB office.

Tips on ARROW Help Resources

  • When contacting the IRB Office for help with ARROW, please be as specific as possible about the problems you are experiencing with ARROW. The more information IRB staff have about the issues you are encountering, the better they can effectively assist you. We request the following information from all users contacting the Help Desk:
    • Name and Contact Information
    • Study Number and PI Name
    • Detailed Issue
  • Users with the most acute needs will be helped first.

Keywords:arrow, arrow login, arrow log in, login, log in add external personnel   Doc ID:17466
Owner:Stella K.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2011-03-24 18:00 CSTUpdated:2015-10-13 14:08 CST
Sites:Health Sciences IRBs
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