Research Integrity & Protection Program - Ascension Wisconsin

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Research Integrity & Protection

This website is designed to assist the clinical research community in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare has established the Research Integrity and Protection Program to assure full compliance with all federal regulations, state laws and institutional policies governing research studies that involve people as research subjects. The HRPP creates a comprehensive system for research subject protection by providing education and training, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process, and post-approval monitoring and reviews.

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HRPP News, Updates & Education

  • IRB Office Hours
    Research Integrity and Protection staff is available to answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance and training with anything related to the Mentor system and IRB submissions. Staff is able to speak with you by phone or set up a webinar for screen sharing.
    You do not need to register for office hours. You can call or email staff and they will take your call in the order received during the following times:

    Tuesday 12 - 2 pm: Dee Burns, 414-465-3059
    Friday 8 - 10 am: Jackie Blundon, 414-465-3134

  • HRPP Newsletters - This quarterly newsletter provides tips, updates and discussions on topics related to the conduct of human subject research and the Wheaton HRPP.

  • IRB Updates - For any recent IRB updates, please visit the Mentor eIRB website.
  • Mentor eIRB training and assistance - Offered to individuals on an ongoing basis. Contact the IRB staff at or 414-465-3059 to schedule a training time.

IRB Information & Memos

All Documents are now available in Mentor eIRB:

IRB Review

  • 2017 IRB Meeting Schedule with Submission Deadlines
  • 2018 IRB Meeting Schedule with Submission Deadlines
  • Fee Schedule for Industry Sponsored Clinical Research

IRB Memos & Statements

  • IRB Information & Compliance Statement
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Review Memo
  • IRB Consent Document Approval Stamp Memo

IRB Rosters 

Institutional Review Board

The IRB performs prospective and continuing review of protocols, the informed consent process and the procedures used to enroll subjects in order to ensure that the human subject research is conducted ethically and in compliance with the Belmont Report, Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, and with applicable federal, state and local requirements.

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Research Education & Quality Management

Research Education and Quality Management evaluates and improves human research protections through education, training and monitoring. Activities include routine reviews of research studies and IRB activities, for-cause audits, assistance with investigator self-assessments, and providing study start-up guidance and on-site assessments and training.

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Clinical Trials & Research



Contact Us

Fax: 414-465-4493

Mailing Address
Ascension Wisconsin - Research/IRB
400 W. River Woods Parkway
Glendale, WI 53212

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Mentor eIRB

Mentor eIRB is the IRB's electronic submission and review system. All IRB submission forms and templates are located within Mentor eIRB.

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