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Updated IRB Processes and Procedures Released February 23, 2017
The Human Subjects Office (HSO) has released several updates to IRB processes and procedures, including enhancements to KC IRB. These changes are the result of recommendations by two research community working groups, as well as feedback received from investigators, accreditation site visitors, and external auditors. The release includes a new submission process for reportable events as well as the consequent retirement of two related IRB forms, publication of three new guidance documents for investigators, revisions to several KC IRB questionnaires, and revisions to the IU Standard Operating Procedures for Research with Human Subjects (IU SOPs). (more...)
Welcome to the Human Subjects Office
The IU Human Subjects Office is the administrative office that supports the Indiana University Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), which are responsible for the review and approval of all research involving human subjects conducted at IU and its affiliated institutions. The HSO administers the human research protection program (HRPP) at IU. IU’s HRPP, which will include the regional campuses effective July 1, 2015, is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).
The HSO includes about 30 staff members who support more than 5,000 active human subjects studies, seven IRBs, and the IRB Executive Committee comprised of Chairs and Vice Chairs of each IRB. HSO staff are experts in human subjects protections, and about half have achieved the Certified IRB Professional certification. Staff are divided into three teams, each of which serves a specific set of IU departments. Each department is assigned to a designated staff member who serves as the main contact for that department. Department/team listings are available in HSO Support Teams.
Please see the links below for more information on how to conduct human subjects research at Indiana University (or an affiliated institution).
1. Level of review
How to decide if your study needs review and how it should be submitted to the IRB
2. Getting started
Information and preparation needed prior to submitting to the IRB
How to submit a study to the IRB
What does the IRB do, and how does the process work?
What happens after my study is approved?