Contact Information

Who to Contact

UW Contact

When using WIRB, your contact within the HS-IRBs office is the UW WIRB Gateway Team.  The UW WIRB Gateway Team is the UW-Madison research teams' institutional liaison to WIRB and can provide guidance regarding the preparation of WIRB submissions and review process. The UW WIRB Gateway Team:

Mike Bingham, JD
Commercial IRB Specialist

Brandy Stoffel, JD, LLM
IRB Facilitator


For any questions concerning invoicing or fees, please contact:

Faye Levine, BS
Office Manager/Fee Point Person

Consultation Request for User Training: New and Refresher

Training is required for all new users and all new employees of study teams who will be engaged in WIRB regulatory processes. 

Please fill out the Consultation & Group Presentation Request to schedule the required training.

In an effort to provide research teams the ability to plan more efficiently, we are now offering group training with set calendar dates and times.  These training sessions are open to current employees that need a refresher, and new employees to meet new submitter UW-Madison training requirements.  Phase I to Phase IV UW and WIRB requirements will be covered to help provide the knowledge necessary to build a quality application for submission.  All training sessions will be held in the UW HS IRB's Conference Room located at 800 University Bay Drive, Suite #105.  Registration is required due to limited available seating.

Dates and Times of Training:

September 8, 2016
 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
October 20, 2016
 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Questions Regarding HIPAA:

For more information about UW HIPAA requirements, see

WIRB Contacts:

Client Services:

Christopher Gennai
Account Manager, Institutions
Direct phone: 360-252-2460

Elaine Azarenko
Institutions Group Manager
Direct phone: 1-800-562-4789

WIRB CPU Main Point of Contact (Phase I):
If study teams need to communicate with the CPU for Phase 1 studies, the email contact is, INSTEAD OF
CPU Main Phone Number: 360-252-2467 or 866-956-2467
Natalie Turner
CPU Services Coordinator
Direct phone: 360-570-1261

Email Communication Guide

Send Email to
 Send Email to
 Question or discussion with CRO or Sponsor that does not require a response from UW WIRB Gateway Team
Questions study teams cannot resolve with sponsor or CRO, requiring WIRB Gateway Team assistance
 General Inquiry/Questions about UW requirements for WIRB studies and submission process
General Inquiry/Questions directed to WIRB Client Services

Keywords:wirb, contact   Doc ID:22365
Owner:Mike B.Group:Western Institutional Review Boards
Created:2012-01-24 11:24 CDTUpdated:2016-08-11 07:50 CDT
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