The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Operations serves as the hub for UIW's Institutional Review Board for human subjects research, clinical trial registration, responsible conduct of research, and university research policy operations. We conduct on-demand training as needed and review proposals and active projects for continued compliance.

Research Compliance Announcements

Spring 2018 IRB Manual Revisions

To better align the UIW human subjects protections program with best practices and pending updates to federal regulations, the following additional IRB Manualsections have been revised or added:

What Needs IRB Review

  • Includes IRB guidance sections on student class projects, quality improvement projects, and secondary data analysis

Informed Consent

Includes new informed consent document templates for social science/educational research and biomedical research.

Guidance on International Research

Includes additional documentation requested by the IRB for researchers involved in international research.

Continuing Review

Continuing Review will no longer be required for exempt research. For record keeping purposes, an annual Study Status Update will be required for exempt research in lieu of Continuing Review. The Study Status Update will be a simplified form requesting confirmation that a study is ongoing.


In addition, the IRB website has been redesigned to provide an overview guide to the entire IRB process, with links to templates, guides, and instructions.

For more information regarding research compliance contact:

Mary Jo Bilicek
Phone: (210) 805-3565