Sponsored Projects

***Covid-19 Notice: Currently WIU does not have any restrictions on human subjects research taking place in-person. We are asking researchers to abide by any policies that may be in effect at WIU or where the research is taking place, i.e. WIU polices and WIU travel policies, private businesses, schools, etc. We are also asking researchers to practice social distancing and respect the decision of participants regarding whether or not they feel comfortable participating in in-person research. This is subject to change at any time if we get further guidance from WIU, the State or Federal level. 

Any approved protocols that need to change procedures regarding data collection methods must submit a modification to irb@wiu.edu . The modification form is available on our website, Modification Form.

Research Compliance Overview

The Office of Sponsored Projects is committed to the highest standards of scientific and scholarly integrity. All sponsored projects and research activities at WIU are governed by institutional, federal and state policies or laws. The links below provide specific policies, procedures, forms and committee contact information for a variety of university compliance areas.

Please allow 7-10 business days for your IRB application to be processed. Protocols are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Processing time may vary based upon the volume of protocols under review. The IRB will confirm receipt of your protocol and send you notifications as the protocol is processed. The IRB will send all official communication to your WIU email address.

Human Subjects


Informed Consent Templates

Animal Subjects in Research

Institutional Biosafety

Conflict of Interest

Responsible Conduct of Research

Scholarly Misconduct

External Resources

If you have questions please contact:

Compliance Specialist
Office of Sponsored Projects
Sherman Hall 320
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Office Phone: 309/298-1191
Office Fax: 309/298-2091

Email: irb@wiu.edu