The University of Arizona

About the Institutional Review Board

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HSPP Contacts

*HSPP Staff are working remotely at this time. Please contact the to schedule a call if needed*

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Christine Melton-Lopez, Director 
(520) 626-8630

Debbie Lewis, Assistant Director 
(520) 626-0433

Courtney Olson, Manager, Process Improvement and Education 
(520) 626-9034

Gina Fimbres-Leon Guerrero, IRB Coordinator
(520) 626-0026

Jessica Winters, IRB Coordinator
(520) 626-0256

Jared Gonzales-Pryor, IRB Coordinator
(520) 626-1744

Alyssa Little, IRB Associate
(520) 626-5859

Jeff Homes, IRB Associate
(520) 626-7889

Joanna Schrader, 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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IRB Assurance and Registration Information
IRB Roster
Statements of Regulatory Adherence
Fees for Human Research
Submission Schedule
IRB Listserv

IRB Assurance and Registration Information

Assurance:  IRB Assurance - University of Arizona

Expires: 11/19/2023

FWA: 00004218

IRB Number: IRB00000291

IRB Roster

The current IRB roster is effective 12/17/2019. Past IRB rosters are available for review listed by their OHRP approval date. 

Statements of Regulatory Adherence

Fees for Human Subjects Research

The Human Subjects Protection Program charges fees for the review of human subject research that is industry sponsored or projects federally funded that have a single IRB requirement for multi-site research where the University of Arizona is the IRB of record. Fees are NOT charged for projects where there is no funding at all, not industry sponsored, or are not a federally funded multi-site study. All IRB fees are due with the submission to the Human Subjects Protection Program. The 2020 fee schedule is effective January 19, 2020. 

  • Fees are based on full IRB or expedited review, regardless of whether or not the project is initiated.
  • Investigators and/or departments are responsible for fee payment, regardless of whether or not the sponsor reimburses them.

Submission Schedule

IRB Full Committee Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, with the exception of November and December, which may have meetings on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday.

Items for review must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the meeting, and the application must be complete, with all revisions complete one (1) week prior to meeting. If you have any questions, contact the HSPP.

Items that do not need to go before the Full Committee are reviewed by IRB staff in the order received. If you have any questions, contact the HSPP.

IRB Listserv

The best way to stay informed about IRB-related matters is to sign up for the IRB listserv:

  1. Click here.
  2. In the subject line of your email, type in: subscribe listname Firstname Lastname (replace listname with the UA-IRB).
  3. Delete any signature line and/or confidentiality statement that you may have in your e-mail.

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HSPP Metrics for 2019