The University of Arizona

Guidance for Researchers

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The Human Subject rules are effective January 21, 2019. Read our guidance on implementation of the New Common Rule at the UA. To review the requirements to transition a project to the new rule, please review our guidance PI Transition Requirements or review the revised Common Rule powerpoint.


These guidances represent the current requirements and expectations for human research conducted at or on behalf of the University of Arizona. 

To understand whether or not the human subjects rules apply to a study, please review our guidance on What is Human Research.

Abbreviated IDE Requirements 

Access to Records

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) NEW!

Amending Approved Research

Arizona State Law

Case Reports

Certificates of Confidentiality


Classroom Research and Independent Projects

Clinical Trials

Cognitively Impaired Adults

Compensation of Subjects

Concluding Human Research

Data Security and Records Retention

Enrollment and Accrual of Study Participants

Exempt Research

Flexible Review


Informed Consent

Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE)

Investigational New Drugs (INDs)

Investigator Responsibilities after IRB Approval

Limited IRB Review NEW!

Minimal Risk Research NEW!

Native Americans or International Indigenous Populations


Other Approvals Required

PHI - What is PHI

PI Eligiblity

Pregnant Women

Pre-Screening of Potential Subjects


Recruitment and Advertisements

Renewal of Human Research

Reporting Local Information


Sponsor Investigator Requirements

Zoom Security NEW!