ED/SBS IRB Office & Staff

Whether you have questions about a specific protocol, have general questions, or need help getting started, there are many ways to contact the ED/SBS IRB Office*.

Education and Social/Behavioral Science IRB Office
Lathrop Hall, 3rd Floor
**All staff are working remotely at this time**
1050 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Persons requiring disability access should use the north entrance of Lathrop Hall (off Lathrop Drive).
Please note there is a steep slope to reach this entrance so please plan accordingly.


Casey Pellien
IRB Director
(608) 265-4312
314 Lathrop Hall

Stephanie Wilson
Senior IRB Analyst
(608) 890-0244
316 Lathrop Hall

Laura Conger
Senior IRB Analyst
(608) 262-9710
322 Lathrop Hall

Olyvia Kuchta 
IRB Staff Reviewer
(608) 263-2301
312 Lathrop Hall

*For Research Participants:

If you have questions about a specific research project, please contact the research team.  Contact information should be provided on the consent form or information provided to you by the research team.

If you are not satisfied by the response of the research team, have questions about your rights as a research participant, or concerns about a research project, please contact the ED/SBS IRB office using the information listed at the top of this page.  Please note that the more information you can provide, the more easily the IRB office can help.  If possible, please have the title of the study and/or the consent form in front of you when you contact our office.

Getting Help

The ED/SBS IRB staff are happy to answer questions from researchers by:
  • Phone/E-mail
If you are unable to reach us directly via phone, our recommendation is to send an email to set up a time to talk.  Voicemail messages which do not include a clear name and contact information will likely not be returned.  If you are inquiring about a protocol already submitted to the ED/SBS IRB in ARROW, please contact the assigned staff reviewer.

  • Virtual Drop-in Hours
Have a quick question? Need help getting started? IRB Staff are happy to help!
Drop-in hours are Wednesdays 2-3pm and Thursdays 10-11am year-round. During this time you can call a member of the IRB Staff to provide you with personalized attention, with no appointment necessary. It is helpful if you have already completed the CITI human subjects research training and, if you know you will be completing an IRB application, at least have your application started in ARROW. Call us at the numbers above (as staff are working remotely and not physically at Lathrop Hall at this time).

  • Appointments
Individual appointments are available throughout the week.  To schedule a virtual appointment, please contact one IRB staff member (this should be your assigned staff reviewer if you have already submitted your application).  Again, it is helpful to have completed the CITI human subjects research training and, if you know you will be completing an IRB application, at least have your application stated in ARROW.

Keywords:contact, help, IRB Staff, office, assistance, questions, staff reviewer, IRB drop-in hours, IRB appointments   Doc ID:86950
Owner:Laura C.Group:Education and Social/Behavioral Science IRB
Created:2018-10-19 14:42 CDTUpdated:2021-03-03 15:13 CDT
Sites:Education and Social/Behavioral Science IRB, VCRGE and Graduate School
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