University of Wisconsin–Madison
Lincoln statue and Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during winter on Feb. 2, 2015. Hanging between the building's columns is a large W banner. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)


The ED/SBS IRB staff are happy to answer questions:

  • Email
    Email is a great way to contact us. With email, staff are able to provide responses and both parties have a paper trail to refer back to. We respond to email in a timely fashion.
  • Phone
    If you are unable to reach us directly via phone, our recommendation is to send an email with your question or to set up a time to speak on the phone (or in person).  Voicemail messages which do not include a clear name and contact info. will likely not be returned.  If you are inquiring about a protocol in ARROW, please contact the assigned staff reviewer.
  • In-person
    We offer year-round drop-in hours for walk-in questions, and are also happy to schedule an appointment.  Prior to meeting with IRB staff, be sure to have completed CITI training and it is recommended that you start an application in ARROW.  More information is available here.


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

Stephanie Wilson
IRB Assistant Director
(608) 890-0244
316 Lathrop Hall

Laura Conger
IRB Assistant Director
(608) 262-9710
322 Lathrop Hall

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