Human Subject Research

Research that involves the use of human subjects (through human interaction or through obtaining identifiable data or biospecimens) requires IRB review prior to beginning such a project. The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the administration of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) activities and oversight of human research protections activities such as educational programs and post-approval monitoring.

About the IRB

Learn more about the role, function and policies of the Institutional Review Board for research involving human subjects.

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Review & Submission

Find processes and protocols for submitting research projects for review with the Institutional Review board.

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Course-Related Research

Some course-related research projects require review by the Board, while others may not. Click to review criteria for human subject review and find resources for faculty.

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External Collaborations

Research projects conducted in partnership with scholars outside DU may require additional IRB review or outside approval from the visitor's institutional board.

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Data Management & Security

Find regulations and protocols related to safeguarding human subject personal data as well as managing digital and paper records.

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Forms & Templates

Download necessary forms for human subject research and IRB involvement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about human subject research and the Institutional Review Board at DU.

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