Welcome to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).
The HRPP is the home of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects. The IRB holds autonomous decision-making authority when reviewing human subject research studies under the jurisdiction of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The mission of the IRB is to ensure the adequacy of the research plan, to minimize risks and to maximize the potential for benefit for human subjects who participate in research.
Learn more about being a research participant (external link).
All submissions (new studies, amendments, continuing reviews, and determination forms) are reviewed in the order in which they were received. IRB office reviews are currently taking approximately 5-7 business days from the date of submission. After that, your submission may be: 1) sent to a reviewer; 2) returned to you for revisions; or 3) approved.