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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

Tue, Dec 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

How to Complete HawkIRB Modifications, Continuing Reviews, Reportable Event Forms (REFs), and Project Closure Forms - Location: HP Smith Conference Room (W256 General Hospital), UIHC

Wed, Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm Office Hours - Location: HLHS Conference Room 101

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


NEW! Applicable Clinical Trials Checklist (HawkACT)

Applicable Clinical Trials Check List (HawkACT) 12/5/18 - Now available for researchers!  This optional ACT checklist which can be completed by investigators to communicate to the IRB about the trial before an ACT determination is made on a study. Investigators can also initiate the form if they are unsure whether their study would meet the criteria of an ACT.

Summary of Important 2018 HRPP\IRB Changes

A summary of important 2017-2018 Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)\IRB Changes can now be found under the UI Investigator's Guide page of the HSO website.  Please review this information for a complete list of changes that have occurred as a result of working with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Taskforce over the last year and a half to implement changes based on feedback we have receive

PI Departures or Status Changes

If a Principal Investigator will be leaving his/her UI position, or will be transitioning to an Adjunct status,