Western IRB (WIRB) as a Central IRB

In certain circumstances, the Western IRB (WIRB) may also be used as a Central IRB.

Submission Process

Users should log into HawkIRB to submit a WIRB application by completing the Pre Project Data Checklist. The steps to follow for a submission are the same for a traditional WIRB application. If the study is federally funded, then answer the appropriate question in the Pre Project Data Checklist regarding the requirement to use a single IRB for a multi-site study.  The University of Iowa research team will be responsible for adhering to all IRB requirements of the IRB of record. All University of Iowa institutional policies and procedures as well as all Human Research Protection Program Committee(s) policies and procedures will still apply to research conducted under this option.

Contact Information

Contact the University of Iowa's Human Subjects Office with questions regarding the application process or UI requirements:

Phone: 319-467-1806
Fax: 319-335-7310
Email: uirb-external@uiowa.edu
Mail: 105 HLHS, Human Subjects Office 600 Newton Rd, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact WIRB with any questions regarding WIRB procedures or forms:

Phone: 800-562-4789
Fax:  360-252-2498
Email: clientservices@wirb.com
Mail:  1019 39th Avenue SE, Suite 120 Puyallup, WA 98374-2115