Part 1, Ch. 4 - University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Iowa (UI) has established three internal IRBs and has agreements with external IRBs to review all human subjects research.  These boards, the UI’s IRB-01, IRB-02, IRB-03, the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), and others review projects in a wide range of medical, social and behavioral fields.  The internal boards are required to meet at least once each year, although more frequent meetings are scheduled.  Institutional oversight of the internal IRBs and the Human Research Protection Program is the responsibility of the Associate Vice President for Research: Regulatory Affairs who is the Institutional Official for the University of Iowa.