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IRB Application Coaching

One on one in person or over the phone. Use contact information below to make an appointment.

Meriter IRB Office
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715

Liz Michaels, MS, CIP
IRB Coordinator
Office: (608) 417-6411
Fax: (608) 417-5675

Office Located on Meriter Hospital Campus
229 McConnell

Map & Directions to IRB Office


Meriter uses a web-based electronic protocol submission, review and communication system. Through your electronic user account, you will:

  • Complete all Meriter forms (Initial Reviews, Continuing Reviews, Protocol Changes or Amendments, Study Closure, etc.)
  • Submit all research-related documents
  • Correspond with the IRB

Meriter IRB Online User Accounts

Request an Account

  1. Visit the Meriter IRB online application site.
  2. Click the "Request New Account" button below the log in block.
  3. Complete the required fields. Include a hard mail address in the Location field.

Accounts are set up during regular business hours, Monday - Friday. You will receive an e-mail notification in 24-72 hours when your account has been activated. For quicker account activation, call the IRB office at (608) 417-6411.

Who Needs a User Account?
All key study personnel for your research will need an account. Key study personnell are those who have contact with Meriter patients, patient records or patient specimens for research purposes. They will need to fulfill the Meriter Human Subject Training Requirement. Compliance with this requirement is tracked in the online submission program.

User Account and Human Subject Protection Training

  • Make sure to send a recent, dated proof of completion for your human subjects protection training to the Meriter IRB Office.
  • All key study personnel must have current training associated with their user accounts. Submissions are electronically blocked from reaching the IRB if even one person fails to have current training assoceiated with their user account.

IRB Submission Process

Submit your IRB application and related documents online. Most submissions receive a pre-review to fine tune prior to formal IRB review. The IRB members require hard copies for full board Intial Review and Major Modification reviews.

No hard copies are required for Continuing Reviews, Expedited Reviews, Exemption Reviews or Study Closure Reports.