When the leaders in developing COVID-19 interventions chose an IRB, they chose WCG.

From the day the pandemic hit, WCG IRB was there helping its research partners lead the way in expert perspectives, set the pace for new best practices, and support the industry at every point in the journey.


Reduce Your Submission Time by 50% with WCG IRB Connexus.

The new WCG IRB Connexus supports our commitment to continuously improving the quality of submissions by raising the bar on transparency and compliance through a structured workflow platform.

We’re retiring the legacy MyConnexus on July 1, 2021. Now is the time to get started in the new platform with advanced functionalities and benefits.

Advancing As One.

We’re combining best-in-class capabilities to raise the bar for our industry. Building on our 50-year legacy of expertise and service, our five industry-leading IRBs are now WCG IRB — one unified team protecting human research participants and delivering a seamless review experience. Looking forward to years of innovation and partnership. Together at the forefront of research.


Thoughtful Review; Efficient Process.


Up to 20

per week

WCG IRB holds as many as 20 full-board meetings each week.



business days

Review for minimal risk research, amendments, and addition of new sites.



business day

Review for a new site in a multisite study.

Committed to Excellence.

We were the first independent IRB to receive AAHRPP accreditation and currently hold an ISO 9001 certification for our dedication to quality management. Everything we do is rooted in our ongoing commitment to exceptional service, uncompromising integrity, unmatched industry expertise, and tireless innovation.

Proud to Be Your Research Partner.

Sponsors & CROs

In clinical research, it’s critical to balance business obligations with regulatory compliance. We can help by increasing efficiency while ensuring the highest ethical standards.


We partner with more than 3,100 institutions — ranging from small research sites to large academic medical centers and universities — to advance science while ensuring that progress never outweighs the rights and welfare of human research participants.


We offer investigators two important benefits: 1) a streamlined submission and review process, and 2) confidence that their research is reviewed by the most knowledgeable, experienced IRB members in the world.

“I am very pleased with the services received… reviews are robust, turnarounds are efficient, observations are astute, and evidence of your knowledge of the regulatory environment is palpable. I am proud of your work and recommend you highly.”

Trauma Research Manager at Level I Trauma Hospital

Expect the Very Best.

When you work with us, you get the elevated IRB experience you need from a partner you can trust. More than 50 years of industry experience. Global reach with the world’s largest IRB and IBC network. And a legacy of the highest ethical standards backed by world class service.