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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

Wed, Feb 21, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

IRB Efficiency Initiative – Monthly Information Sessions - Location: Zoom

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


IRB Efficiency Initiative - 1/29/24 Rollout

The first set of changes under the IRB Efficiency Initiative will be rolling out live on January 29, 2024. For specific information on the rollout, the HSO has created an IRB Efficiency Initiative page reflecting the first round of changes. 

Statement of Compliance

Does your sponsor require a formal "Statement of Compliance" for the University of Iowa IRBs?  If yes, information can be found on the UI IRB page of the HSO website here.