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Welcome

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, Jan 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Office Hours EASTSIDE - Location: 304 Lindquist Center - Paul Blommers Measurement Resources Library

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Office Hours Wednesday Spring 2015 - Location: 101 Hardin Library

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Office Hours Thursday Spring 2015 - Location: 101 Hardin Library

Upcoming Meetings

Thu, Dec 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

IRB-01 Full Board Meeting - Location: 101 HLHS

Mon, Jan 05, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

IRB-01 Full Board Meeting - Location: 101 HLHS

Announcements

2015 Edition of International Compilation of Human Research Standards Now Available

The 2015 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has just been released and is available on-line: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/international/index.html

NIH takes step to speed the initiation of clinical research by ensuring use of single IRB

The National Institutes of Health issued a draft policy today to promote the use of single institutional review boards or IRBs, in multi-site clinical research studies. IRBs play a critical role in assuring the ethical conduct of clinical research, and studies must be reviewed and approved by an IRB before they can begin. When the regulations for protection of human subjects were first published, most clinical research was conducted at a single institution. Since then, the research landscape has evolved, and many studies are carried out at multiple sites and within large networks.

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.

NPR- How the NIH funds scientists

NPR is featuring a series of stories this week about how the NIH funds scientists. One post features a tool that allows the user to search NIH grant data by institution. Another story profiles scientists who simply give up on their research careers because they can't find money to advance their work. The stories, which are airing on "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," are available on NPR.org.
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