Contact Information

UW Contacts

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

For general inquires, contact:

For specific inquires, contact:

Elizabeth Jach, MA
IRB Facilitator

Mike Bingham, JD
IRB Facilitator


For any questions concerning invoicing or fees, contact:

Faye Lux, BS
Fee/Funding Point Person


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

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.

To sign up for one of the sessions below, please email

Available Trainings:

Date Time
October 26, 2017 10:30 am to 12 pm
December 7, 2017 10:30 am to 12 pm


For more information about UW HIPAA requirements, see:

WIRB Contacts

To reach out to WIRB directly, contact:

Client Services: 1-800-562-4789

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

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

Email Communication Guide

Please use the following to determine the best person to contact:

Send Email to Send Email to
Question or discussion with CRO or Sponsor that does not require a response from UW Reliance Team No No
Questions study teams cannot resolve with sponsor or CRO, requiring Reliance Team assistance Yes No
General Inquiry/Questions about UW requirements for WIRB studies and submission process Yes No
General Inquiry/Questions directed to WIRB Client Services No Yes

Keywords:wirb, contact   Doc ID:22365
Owner:Mike B.Group:Western Institutional Review Boards
Created:2012-01-24 10:24 CSTUpdated:2017-11-20 10:41 CST
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