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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

Wed, Oct 04, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fall 2023 IRB Office Hours (Wednesdays) - Location: Zoom

Thu, Oct 05, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Fall 2023 IRB Office Hours (Thursdays) - Location: Zoom

Mon, Oct 09, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Human Subjects Research Hot Topics & Updates – October 2023 - Location: Zoom

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.


New IRB Connection Newsletter

The September 2023 edition of our IRB Connection newsletter is now available.

Statement of Compliance

Does your sponsor require a formal "Statement of Compliance" for the University of Iowa IRBs?  If yes, information can be found on the UI IRB page of the HSO website here.