The University of Arizona

Human Subjects Protection Program

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University Ethics and Compliance Hotline:


HSPP Contacts

Mariette Marsh, Director
(520) 626-7575

Andi Encinas, IRB Manager
(520) 626-8630

Liz Baldry, IRB Associate
(520) 626-0256

Mason Burchfield, IRB Associate
(520) 626-0433

Gina Fimbres, IRB Associate
(520) 626-0026

Courtney Olson,Coordinator
(520) 626-5859

Darlene Villicana, IRB Associate
(520) 626-6282

Street Address
1618 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Mailing Address
POB 210409
Tucson, AZ 85721


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All forms have been updated with a version date of January 2018. These forms are required for all submissions starting January 31, 2018.

The New Common Rule has been delayed six months and will be effective July 19, 2018. To see how the UA will implement the 2018 rules please click here. To see a summary of the Common Rule powerpoint 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.