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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, Apr 23, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Revised Common Rule: New and Updated Exempt Categories - Location: Braley Auditorium (Room 01136), Pomerantz Family Pavillion, UIHC

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm Office Hours - Location: 101 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Wed, Apr 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

IRB Office Hours - Location: 101 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


New WIRB-UI Comparison Document

WIRB has provided a WIRB-UI Requirement document that provides a comparison of WIRB and University of Iowa requirements. Topics include reporting requirements, study staff changes, consent form submissions, training certifications and financial conflicts of interest.

HSO Career Opportunity