For IRB Members

This page has instructions, resources and links for current IRB members to access meeting materials, primary reviewer checklists, IRB meeting manuals, and continuing education materials. It also has information about new IRB member training and recommending people to serve on the IRB.

IRB Metrics

To provide transparency about the activities of IRB-01, IRB-02 and IRB-03, the Human Subjects Office maintains metrics about aspects of the IRB review process on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Detailed metrics reports are available via institutional login.

IRB Compliance Monitoring

The IRB Compliance Monitoring Program conducts pre- and post-approval monitoring of human subjects research at the University of Iowa. All monitoring incorporates a thorough review of the HawkIRB application and attachments to assess compliance with federal regulations and UI policies for the protection of human subjects.

IRB Efficiency Initiative

Executive Summary

The protection of human subjects in an institutional priority, and the University of Iowa is committed to meeting all regulatory compliance standards related to human subjects research. Careful review and approval of all research involving human subjects is critical for minimizing risk to people and assuring adequate protections of their rights and welfare.

The University of Iowa’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Human Subjects Office are also committed to supplying the resources and support that researchers need to forge new frontiers of discovery.

This organizational efficiency initiative for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) focuses on streamlining processes for IRB review in an effort to remain competitive with our peer institutions’ average processing times for research applications, while at the same time maintaining regulatory compliance. Information on the overall IRB Efficiency Initiative can be found on the Office of the Vice President for Research Campus Initiatives.

Project Roadmap

The goals of the IRB Efficiency Initiative will be accomplished through phases. Human Subjects Office\IRB policy and process changes occurring in each phase are outlined here.