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 where the research is taking place (i.e. students are not on campus, therefore research should not be taking place with students in person on campus; if an establishment (bars, restaurants, businesses etc) is closed then research should not be done at those locations). 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 or the State or Federal level.

If you currently have an approved protocol that needs to change procedures regarding data collection methods, a modification must be submitted to  irb@wiu.edu .   The modification form is available at  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:

Rebecca Van Tine, 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