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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

Mon, Jul 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

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

Wed, Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

How to Complete an External HawkIRB Application - Location: Hardin Information Commons EAST

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


Job Opportunity - HSO Compliance Manager

We are seeking a full time Compliance Manager to provide leadership and oversight in the design, planning, promotion, and conduct of in-depth, onsite reviews of human subjects research conducted by University of Iowa researchers for the purpose of assessing compliance with federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, University of Iowa or VA policies related to the conduct of human subjects research.  The Compliance Manager will serve as education and compliance expert with regard to federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements,

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