The Institutional Review Boards Office is home to two IRBs on campus. These IRBs review all human subject research protocols in accordance with applicable federal regulations, state laws, and local and university policies.

  • The Health Sciences IRB: Reviews research protocols involving medical interventions or procedures where medical expertise is required for evaluation.
  • The Minimal Risk Research IRB: Reviews research protocols that present minimal risk to subjects, including medical interventions or procedures requiring medical expertise or knowledge of the health care setting and human participants research occurring within the social and behavioral sciences.

The current Health Sciences IRBs and Educational and Social/Behavioral IRB KnowledgeBase sites will remain active for a number of months. We’ll eventually retire that content after the transition to one IRB office is complete.

Special Topics

Reliance & Navigation

The Reliance and Navigation Team (RELIANT) assists researchers with collaborative and multisite research issues and provides support to researchers in navigating institutional requirements.

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IRB QI/Program Evaluation Self-Certification Tool

This tool is designed to help determine whether the project constitutes research or whether it is quality improvement or program evaluation.

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Information for IRB Members

Resources to support IRB members in their reviews of research protocols.

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IRB Meeting Dates

Meeting dates for the Health Sciences and Minimal Risk Research IRB panels.

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News

Introducing New Staff

November 28, 2022

Welcome to Nathan Putman-Buehler and Sarah Dietz, who are joining both the RELIANT and HS IRB teams.

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PI ARROW Page

November 28, 2022

With the latest ARROW patch, the PI appointment page in IRB ARROW has been streamlined.

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Research Data in HealthLink

November 28, 2022

Research data that is recorded in HealthLink must be approved by the IRB and described in consent documents. This data is now more easily accessible to subjects.

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