The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts site inspections of clinical investigators involved in FDA-regulated clinical trials to determine compliance with applicable regulations.  The HSO’s FDA Site Inspection Guide provides practical advice for Principal Investigators (PI) and research staff undergoing a FDA inspection.  The Guide outlines step-by-step pre-inspection preparations, recommended study team conduct during the inspection, potential post-inspection outcomes, and directions for post-inspection activities.  Please refer to the Guide below for details.

UI FDA Site Inspection Guide 2022

If you are scheduled for an FDA Site Inspection or if you have any questions about HSO involvement in an FDA inspection, contact the HSO/IRB Compliance Program at

Access a recorded presentation about FDA Site Inspection Guidance for UI Researchers in the IRB ICON Course for Researchers. This presentation was originally given for the ICTS Clinical Lecture Series on March 3, 2016.  

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The following links provide additional information for researchers preparing for a FDA site inspection.