UI Resources for Researchers

The University of Iowa offers several useful resources for researchers conducting human subjects research.   Any questions on the content of this page can be directed to the Human Subjects Office at irb@uiowa.edu or 335-6564.  If you would like to see your organization featured on this page, please feel free to contact us.

Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)

The ICTS is home to the National Institutes of Health funded Clinical and Translational Science Award at the University of Iowa and is one of only 50 facilities of its kind in the nation.  As a member of the CTSA consortium, we are dedicated to providing the synergy, resources, and experience necessary to enhance and accelerate the "bench to bedside" approach of biomedical knowledge by forging unique networks and developing new cures and treatments for disease.  We help establish unique collaborations between clinicians, investigators, and community members alike because we believe everyone plays an important role in advancing the health of our nation and the world.

For more information about the ICTS, or on how to acknowledge the CTSA in your publications, please review their website.

Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service

The Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service offers assistance to clinical investigators in identifying and addressing the ethical challenges that frequently arise when designing or conducting research with human subjects.

For more information regarding the Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service, please visit their website.

Iowa Social Science Research Center

Under the leadership of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) is a campus-wide resource to support social science research.  With the assistance of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the center's staff offers services to faculty and students in the social sciences.  Led by Faculty Director Frederick Boehmke, the center offers survey data collection services, assistance with finding and securing external funding for research projects, post-award research support, statistical workshops and consulting, and an environment to explore interdisciplinary research ideas.

To learn more about ISRC Services please visit the website.


See the Human Subjects Office's ClinicalTrials.gov page.  

Cooperating Schools Program

The University of Iowa Cooperating Schools Program (CSP) is a university-wide service to facilitate the placement of research projects conducted by faculty, staff, and students in public schools throughout Iowa.  The purpose of the CSP is to provide information to assist researchers with obtaining permission to conduct research in Iowa schools.  This program was instituted at the request of school administrators charged with the responsibility of approving research projects in their schools.

For more information, see the Cooperating Schools Program Website.