IRB Guidance

All UW-Madison IRBs adhere to federal regulations, state laws, and policies established by the campus Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). For a complete list of HRPP policies, please use the link to the left. In addition to regulations, laws, and policies, each IRB office has its own guidance to help address issues specific to researcher needs, office practices, and reviews. Below are guidance documents developed by the ED/SBS IRB office.

Research Regulations, Campus Requirements and Related Topics Guidance
Research vs. Quality Improvement/Program Evaluation
Oral History
Protocol Development Activities
Privacy vs. Confidentiality
Data Release Agreements
Change in PI
Researchers Leaving UW
Post Project Procedures & Data Retention
Reportable Events

Informed Consent Guidance
Informed Consent
Electronic Consent

Collaborative Studies Guidance
Collaborating Investigators
UW-Madison Acting as IRB of Record
Ceding IRB Review
Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) Release of Grant Funds When Studies Are Ceded to Another Institution’s IRB for Review and Approval
Site Permission
Community Based Research Review Practices

Vulnerable Populations 
Research with Minors
Status Relationships
Research Involving Prisoners as Participants

School Based Research Guidance
Research in K-12 Schools
Use of Student Records in Research
Video Recording in Classrooms

Special Considerations Guidance
GDPR and Research at UW
International Research
Deception in Research
Technology & New Media Research
Qualitative Research
Requirements and Tips for including Surveys, Interviews, and Tasks
Qualtrics Best Practices