The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally-mandated review board, which exists to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. All researchers (faculty, staff and students) must submit their research projects which have human subjects to the IRB for review and approval.

To conduct research with human subjects at UW-Stout, you must:

  1. Take the online Human Subjects training*.
  2. Complete and submit the IRB Protocol form.
  3. Wait for approval before beginning your research. Please note that reviews may take up to 10 business days.
  4. If needed, you can apply for an extension of your project.
More information about these steps

Resources for Human Subjects Research

Institutional Research Board Members

Nels PaulsonChair
Elizabeth Buchanan,Vice Chair
Elizabeth Barone
Sally Bosshart
David DeLambo
Sally Dresdow
Amy Gillett
Polly Hashmi
Wendy MacDougallCommunity Member
Anne Kerber

Paul Lokken
Ann Parsons
Jessica Polzer
Amy Zimmerman
Elizabeth Houser,Graduate Student
Adrienne SulmaUndergraduate Student
Sue FoxwellHuman Subjects Administrator
Nancy BrodyIRB Secretary


Elizabeth Buchanan
Director, Research Services


IRB Forms

Human Subject Forms

Sample Consent Forms

*Electronic signatures are acceptable.

Form Submission

Submit forms to: