Many SMPH faculty, staff and students conduct research with human subjects. Human subjects research studies run the gamut from those posing minimal risk to those that can cause significant harm to participants. Click this link for more information about the Human Research Protection Program. The information and links below can help with navigating required trainings; submitting protocols for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval; and policies and procedures governing human subjects research. The links provided below are a place to start accessing information and are not an exhaustive list. More information is available on the SMPH Research Compliance page for Human Subjects.
All personnel involved in human subjects research must participate in training in order to ensure their research is safe, compliant, and brings no harm to the human subjects or researcher involved. Some trainings are required for everyone and other trainings are determined by the type of research conducted, methods used, etc. Some trainings are not required, but may be useful to faculty, staff, or personnel conducting, advising, or involved in human subjects research. There are different entities and web spaces on campus to navigate for human subjects research training. Other trainings may be required for faculty and staff conducting interdisciplinary research. Please review this list of compliance, protocol, and safety related training requirements. We have tried to include the most important links and information below but this is not an exhaustive list.
Policies, Procedures, and Compliance
At a large research institution such as UW-Madison many layers of required rules, regulations, procedures and policies are applied to protect our researchers and human subjects; ensure we are compliant with the rules our funding sources; and conduct the highest quality research. Below is a collection of links campus committees and systems faculty and staff may need to access to conduct human subjects research at UW-Madison.
Campus and Other Resources
Below is a selection of the numerous campus resources available to assist faculty and staff conduct Human Subjects Research.