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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 30, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Spring 2024 IRB Office Hours (Thursdays) - Location: Zoom

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


4/1/24 IRB Efficiency Initiative Updates

The 4/1/24 IRB Efficiency Initiatives Updates are now live. 

New IRB Connection Newsletter

The May 2024 edition of our IRB Connection newsletter is now available.