Human Research Protection Office and IRBs

Frequently Used Services

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Human Research Policy Guide

HRPO/IRB Policies and guidelines, including the IRB Standard Operating Procedures, and a link to the Clinical Research Handbook provide a comprehensive overview of the policies and guidelines for conducting human subjects research at the University

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The Revised Common Rule

NEW! Find out about the revised federal regulations for human subjects research protection and how they affect you

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Human Subjects Research Regulations & Ethical Principles

NEW! The recently revised federal regulations for human subjects research are now listed here, along with other relevant federal and state regulations, and ethical principles of human subjects research

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Maintain IRB Approval

All changes to the research protocol must be submitted for prospective IRB approval unless a change needs to be implemented immediately to remove or minimize an imminent harm to subjects

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Protocol and Consent Form Resources

IRB reviews, creating and submitting a protocol, Consent Form templates and suggested language

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Human Subjects Protection Training Program

As a prerequisite for IRB approval, all human subjects researchers must complete CITI Human Subjects Protection and HIPAA Privacy training

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Information for Research Participants

Find information about participating in research at the University

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Single IRB Review Process

NIH policy requires multi-site research studies to rely on single IRB (sIRB) review.  Check here HRPO guidance, resources, FAQs and the required form to submit for initiating an IRB reliance request 

Recent Announcements

January 12, 2018

Update: Single IRB Policy

The NIH single IRB (sIRB) policy applies to the domestic sites of new and competing renewal applications/proposals with due dates of January 25, 2018 and beyond for NIH-funded multi-site studies where each site will conduct the same protocol involving non-exempt human subjects research, whether supported through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or the NIH Intramural Research Program.