Community Based Research (CBR)

The UI Community-Based Research (CBR) Program was established by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Human Subjects Office (HSO) to address the needs of UI researchers involved in research collaborations or affiliations with non-UI organizations or independent individuals.  The CBR Program works to overcome hurdles that may inhibit translational research. This may be done for example, by addressing issues such as permitting the UI IRB to serve as the IRB of record for organizations/individuals engaged in research with UI investigators that may have no or limited access to an IRB, by educating researchers about the regulatory requirements to participate in human subjects research in the community, and by providing ongoing support to researchers in facilitating and expanding the opportunity for community-based research.  

For additional explanation of the various types of research & community involvement, please explore the Community-Based Research Continuum.  For details on eligibility guidelines, review CBR Eligibility.

The CBR Program and provides support as needed to UI researchers and their Community Partners’ (community-based organizations or independent individuals) to ensure that all IRB regulatory requirements are met.  For information, contact:

105 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242-1098
Phone:(319) 335-8477 Fax:(319) 335-7310
Community Based Research email