IRB List Serve & IRB Advisor

IRB News Mailing ​List


The IRB News Mailing List is used to send the monthly HSO newsletter (IRB Connection), the IRB Advisor newsletter, educational materials, and HSO news and announcements.

Who should sign up?

IRB members and individuals involved in human subjects research at the University of Iowa are encouraged to sign up for this list.

Subscribe to the IRB News Mailing List by sending an email to In the body of the message include the following:

subscribe IRBNEWS yourfirstname yourlast name

Example: subscribe IRBNEWS John Smith

You will receive a confirmation message via email when you have been added. You must respond to this message in order for your membership to become active. 

*Any questions or comments about the mailing list can be directed to the Human Subjects Office at 319/335-6564 or

IRB Connection

The Human Subjects Office compiles a monthly newsletter called IRB Connection. IRB Connection will be sent to investigators and research team members involved in the conduct of human subjects research who are interested in learning more about:

  • University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies, federal regulations and guidance
  • Human subjects research in the news
  • Helpful advice from front line IRB application reviewers
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • And much more!

In order to receive this newsletter, you must be signed up for the IRBNEWS listserv by following the instructions above. 

IRB Advisor Newsletter

IRB Advisor is a publication of AHC Media. This monthly newsletter contains articles on issues facing IRBs and individuals involved in human subjects research.

IRB Advisor can also be accessed online. You can read issues month by month or conduct key word searchers of a particular topic or area of interest.  Archived issues are also available online.  Information on accessing the database will be provided to those that are subscribed to the IRB News Mailing List.