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 study teams who will cede IRB review to an independent IRB.

The UW-Madison Health Sciences IRBs Office will be implementing an updated submission process for using an independent IRB, including Western IRB (WIRB). Please join us for an overview of the process and time for Q&A. The session will be held in HSLC 1335. Registration is required, please click here to register.

For questions, please email

Available Training:

Date Time
January 8, 2018 11am 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

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Owner:Mike B.Group:Western Institutional Review Boards
Created:2012-01-24 10:24 CSTUpdated:2017-12-19 09:20 CST
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