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Welcome

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.

Mission

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, Jul 06, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Summer 2022 IRB Office Hours - Location: Zoom

Wed, Jul 13, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Summer 2022 IRB Office Hours - Location: Zoom

Tue, Jul 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Human Subjects Research Hot Topics & Updates – July 2022 - Location: Zoom

Upcoming Meetings

Thu, Jul 07, 2022 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Thu, Jul 14, 2022 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Announcements

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS OUTAGE

URGENT as of this morning, July 1, 2022: Many electronic systems and databases within the Office of the Vice President for Research are experiencing widespread outages due to large-scale hardware issues. The affected systems include Work Queue, Work Control, Research Tracker, eIACUC, eMRPC, eIBC, ARIS, eCOI, UIRIS2, EHS Assist, and others. There is no current timeline for this system to return to service. Staff are working to bring the system back online as soon as possible.

Job Opportunity - IRB Application Analyst

The Human Subjects Office (HSO) at the University of Iowa is seeking an IRB Application Analyst to provide administrative assistance and expertise for the human subjects protection programs and services administered by HSO.

Job Opportunity - IRB Education and Outreach Specialist/Senior IRB Education and Outreach Specialist

The Human Subjects Office at the University of Iowa is seeking an IRB Education and Outreach Specialist or Senior IRB Education and Outreach Specialist

Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and IRB Roster Updates

The University of Iowa Federalwide Assurance (FWA) has been renewed.  The new expiration date is 6/14/27.  Information on the FWA can be found on the Federalwide Assurance portion of the HSO website. 

New IRB Connection Newsletter

The June 2022 edition of our IRB Connection newsletter is now available.