Biosafety Protocol - ARROWBio-ARROW poster

As a major research institution, the UW-Madison provides assurances that its sponsored research activities are in compliance with state and federal regulations and guidelines. In this context, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews research activities involving biologically hazardous materials and/or recombinant DNA molecules/organisms.

Does Your Research Need a Biosafety Protocol?

The Office of Biological Safety and the IBC are in the process of transitioning paper Biosafety Protocols into Bio-ARROW, the online Biosafety Protocol Form. The transition, which began in September of 2014, is occurring in stages, with some protocols transitioning now and others at a later date. Please see the information below to determine when your protocol will transition to the online Bio-ARROW form.

When Will Your Biosafety Protocol Need to Transition to Bio-ARROW?

Need help with your Bio-ARROW transition? Call the Office of Biological Safety at 263-2087.

Get Started in Bio-ARROW

You have determined that your Biosafety Protocol should transition to Bio-ARROW. Congratulations! Let's get started!

Bio-ARROW Training Link   Click to View Bio-ARROW Quick Start Guide

Bio-ARROW Login and Help

Click to View Bio-ARROW KNowledgeBase Documents

  Log in to Bio-ARROW with your NetID and Password

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Other Helpful Documents



*For Best ARROW Function: Use Firefox, Chrome or Safari browsers and enable pop-ups in your browser. If you are unsure how to switch browsers or how to enable pop-ups, and cannot find the information online, please contact your department/college IT staff or contact DoIT (265-4357,

OBS staff members are also just a phone call away to provide one-on-one assistance with navigating ARROW and completing your protocol transition, 263-2037.