The primary purpose of the Wisconsin IRB Consortium (WIC) is to facilitate collaboration among member institutions' Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) in order to provide more effective and efficient oversight of multi-site human subject research protocols in Wisconsin and reduce costs and duplication of effort among the Member institutions and affiliated investigators. WIC has established one agreement that allows any member institution to serve as the IRB of record for another, eliminating the need to draft individual, study-specific IRB authorization agreements for each study reviewed.

The following are participants of WIC:

  • Aurora Health Care IRB, Milwaukee
  • Marshfield Clinic IRB, Marshfield
  • Medical College of Wisconsin IRB, Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Health Sciences IRB, Madison

If you are an investigator from one of the institutions listed above who is collaborating on a research project with an investigator from another of the participating institutions, your project is eligible for review through the WIC process. Please contact your local IRB Reliance staff person to begin the process.