The Human Subjects Protection Program will be closed for Winter Break from 12/22/2018 through 01/01/2019. The staff are working to review as many items as possible before the closure. However, it is possible that any items submitted in mid-December may not be reviewed until we return in January depending on volume.
Any revisions requested by the HSPP staff must be submitted no later than December 18, 2018 to be reviewed, approved, and processed before the closure.
The last full committee IRB meeting of the year is on December 18, 2018. Any items requiring full committee review must be submitted no later than December 7, 2018. Items must be complete and ready for review in order to make the agenda. The next IRB meeting will be January 8, 2019.
The New Common Rule has been delayed until January 21, 2019. To see how the UA will implement the new rules please click here.
Welcome to the University of Arizona Human Subjects Protection Program
The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), as the administrative and regulatory support program to the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), works in collaboration with the research community to maintain an ethical and compliant research program. The IRBs are the independent review committee charged with the protection of human research subjects. An IRB must review all research and related activities involving human subjects conducted at the University of Arizona or by in which the University is a responsible participant. The University of Arizona HSPP has been accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) since 2005, strong evidence of our commitment to the protection of human research subjects.