All IRB staff are working remotely and suspending in-person meetings with researchers. IRB staff are available to answer questions by phone, email, or virtual consultation.

  • Urgent issues (e.g., subject safety concerns):
    Call our main line (608-263-2362) to speak with the staff reviewer on call. Please do NOT use email for these kinds of questions.
  • General IRB questions:
    Email asktheirb@hsirb.wisc.edu.
  • Questions related to health sciences:
    Call 608-263-2362 to speak with the staff reviewer on call. At the moment, the point of contact service is available by voicemail only.
  • Questions related to education and social behavioral sciences:
    Call 608-265-4312 or visit this page for additional options for speaking with a staff member.
  • Questions about a submission under review:
    Contact the staff reviewer assigned to your submission.
  • Help with single IRB review and reliance questions:
    Email irbreliance@wisc.edu.
  • Assistance with ARROW or technical questions:
    Email askarrow@hsirb.wisc.edu.
  • Consultations:
    For investigators seeking assistance on a specific program or application, staff are available for individual consultations: Request a consultation
  • Presentations:
    The IRB office is available to provide the research community with presentations and training sessions on a variety of topics: Request a presentation

*Until further notice, our office will no longer provide in-person consultations or presentations.

Office Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

800 University Bay Drive, Suite 105
Madison, WI 53705
Campus Mailcode: UBOB-9425

Main Line: (608) 263-2362
Fax: (608) 265-5811
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM