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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

Mon, Feb 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

IRB Office Hours (East Side) - Location: S108 Lindquist Center

Tue, Feb 19, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

The Revised Common Rule: Effective January 21, 2019 - Location: Homecoming Room (Room #345), Iowa Memorial Union

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm Office Hours - Location: Hardin Library Conference Room 101

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


2019 Edition of International Compilation of Human Research Standards Now Available

The 2019 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released and is now available on-line. The Compilation features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in 131 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of international and regional organizations. The updated edition includes hundreds of updates from the previous year. One new country is included in the 2019 edition: El Salvador.

IRB Fees Announced for 2019

See attached notice from John Keller, Interim Vice President for Research, regarding the 2019 IRB Fee Schedule