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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.


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

Thu, May 05, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

IRB Office Hours - Location: 101 Hardin Library

Fri, May 06, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

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

Mon, May 09, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am

How to Complete HawkIRB Modifications, Continuing Reviews, Reportable Event Forms (REFs), and Project Closures - Location: HP Smith Conference Room (W256 General Hospital), UIHC

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.