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Our Mission

The mission of the Edgewood College Human Participants Review Board (HPRB) is to assure the highest quality of research involving human participants conducted under the auspices of the college.  Edgewood College is committed to following Federal Regulations for the protection of human research participants.  The HPRB’s primary function is to ensure protection of human subjects through the review, approval, modification, or disapproval of research applications submitted by faculty, staff, and students.  Any member of the Edgewood College community who is involved in research with human participants must be in compliance, regardless of the project or source of project funding.


Review Deadlines

The Human Participants Review Board meets on a regular basis to review submitted proposal forms. Please follow the submission deadlines listed below:

Level of Review
Submission Deadline
Board Ruling
Exempt Any Thursday at 4:00 PM * Ruling made in 14 days *
Expedited 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 4:00 PM * Ruling made in 14 days *
Full 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 4:00 PM * Ruling made in 30 days *
*Excludes college breaks / holidays

When submitting the research proposal form and all attached materials (including the Checklist for Preparing a Human Participants Research Proposal) please submit one hard copy and one electronic copy.

Place the hard copy in the HPRB Mailbox in DeRicci 124, and send electronic copy to HPRB@edgewood.edu.

See the Research Proposal Form and the Checklist for more details.

Important Documents

Human Participants Research Proposal Form
The “Human Participants Research Proposal Form” is a formalized account of the intended research methods and procedures to be used in conjunction with human participants.  The proposal clarifies what is to be done, how, and why.

Checklist for Preparing a Human Participants Research Proposal
Use this checklist to help prepare the detailed research protocol and consent materials for Board review.

Sample Forms
Use these sample forms to aid in completing your Research Proposal Form and Checklist.

Contact Us

The Human Participants Review Board is always available to answer any questions investigators may have. To contact the HPRB please use the following information:

HPRB
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI  53711
HPRB@edgewood.edu