The University of Iowa Campus

Resources For...

Faculty & Staff                              Students                                  Community


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, Jun 23, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

IRB Office Hours via Zoom - Location:

Upcoming Meetings

Mon, Jun 21, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

IRB-01 Meeting (Click for more dates) - Location: ZOOM

Thu, Jun 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

IRB-01 Meeting (Click for more dates) - Location: ZOOM


MRPC Launching an Electronic Application on 4/17/21-4/18/21

The Medical Radiation and Protection Committee (MRPC) will be transitioning their paper submission process to an electronic application over the weekend of 4/17/21 and 4/18/21.  Additional information can be found on the eMRPC launch summary and on the MRPC FAQ page.

IRB Fees Announced for FY22 - Effective July 1, 2021

See attached notice from Dr. J. Martin Scholtz, Vice President for Research, regarding the FY22 IRB Fee Schedule.

New IRB Connection Newsletter

The Early June 2021 edition of our IRB Connection newsletter is now available.

Should you need help in HawkIRB...

The "Help" information icon is available--get more detailed information on a question specific basis, definitions, and/or explanations for regulatory or institutional requirements behind the question.  We also have an extensive FAQ page available here.