Wayne State University

Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB)

Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB®) is an option for industry-sponsored clinical trials protocol submissions

The Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB®) was founded in 1968 to provide human subject protection in research.  Over the years, they have expanded their services to meet the ever-changing needs of the global research community. Today WIRB® offers review services for more than 400 institutions, all major sponsors, most Contract Research Organizations (CROs), coordinating groups, and individual investigators - in all 50 states and around the world.

WIRB® is an independent central IRB located in Olympia, Washington. WSU has implemented processes to (1) review requests to use WIRB® and, (2) manage protocol submissions to WIRB®.


If you have additional questions, please contact wirb@wayne.edu.

Tools to assist in your WIRB request submission process