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The Human Subjects Office (HSO) was established by the Vice President for Research to provide administrative support for the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards. An Institutional Review Board is a group of individuals charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal human subjects regulations. The University of Iowa has three such review boards, each consisting of faculty, staff, and representatives from the Iowa City community.

Mission

The mission of the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards is to assure that the rights and welfare of human subjects are adequately protected in research.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 01, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Office Hours EASTSIDE - Location: N186 Lindquist Center

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:30am

How to Complete a New Project Application - Location: Hardin Library Information Commons EAST

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Office Hours Wednesday Fall 2014 - Location: 101 Hardin Library

Upcoming Meetings

Thu, Dec 04, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

IRB-01 Full Board Meeting - Location: 101 HLHS

Mon, Dec 08, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

IRB-03 Full Board Meeting - Location: 101 HLHS

Announcements

New WIRB Fees

Effective January 1, 2015 Western IRB's new fee schedule will be in effect.   You can find the updated fee schedule letter here and the new fee schedule here.

Free Statistical Consulting Services available for spring 2015

There is an opportunity for statistical consulting services from the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences during the spring semester of 2015.  As part of a consulting course, statistics graduate students will be providing statistical consultation under the supervision of a statistics faculty member. If you know of any graduate students presently working with data who could benefit from such services, please have them contact Rhonda DeCook at rhonda-decook@uiowa.edu to discuss the possibility of connecting with a consultant.

OHRP releases draft guidance on assessing risks to human subjects involved in research that compares "standard of care" medical practices

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) released draft guidance on assessing risks to human subjects involved in research that compares "standard of care" medical practices. The draft document, Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care, is available on the OHRP website. The Institute of Medicine is holding a public workshop to discuss the implications of the guidance and related issues.

OHRP Announces the Availability of Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care

On October 24, 2014, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced in the Federal Register the availability of a draft guidance document entitled, “Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care,” and are inviting public comments on that document.

CITI Program Update

  Web Browser Compatibility The current version of the CITI Program’s website was launched in August 2013. In the coming months, we will be adding several usability enhancements and new features.