This document provides information on human subjects research policies, regulations, and guidance. Investigators, researchers, Institutional Review Board members, members of other University of Iowa committees, other University of Iowa administrators, or others who are involved with research that involves human participants should use this document throughout the human subjects research review process.
Part I: Introduction to the University of Iowa Human Research Protections Program
The University of Iowa operates a centralized program to review and approve all research involving human subjects through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The Institutional Review Board must review and approve a research project involving human subjects before it starts subject recruitment and/or data collection. The University of Iowa IRBs are responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of study participants; however, the Principal Investigator has primary responsibility for the conduct of the study.