About the IRB
The DU Institutional Review Board is a panel that assesses research activity with the goal of maintaining high ethical standards and preventing any form of research misconduct related to human subjects. The IRB serves to ensure that any research involving human subjects through either direct interaction, collection of biospecimens, or identifying information meets all ethical and regulatory requirements, protecting the University's status as a top-tier research institution while guarding the privacy rights of human research participants.
For New Projects, once submitted, the status of the submission will reflect Pending Review until a Preliminary Review has been conducted. If additional information is required, a Project Mail will be issued via IRBNet to your email. Once the study is approved, the IRB Approval Letter and IRB-approved documents will be available on IRBNet. You will be notified of the approval by a message sent automatically by IRBNet to your email.
For Amendments, once submitted, the status of the submission will reflect Pending Review until a Preliminary Review has been conducted. If additional information is required, a Project Mail will be issued via IRBNet to your email.
Please note that during periods of high volume, the review period may take longer than usual. We appreciate your patience and will contact you with any questions.
Meeting Dates & Submission Deadlines
Find the time and location of the dates of the IRB meetings and browse submission deadlines for research applications.
Policies & Procedures
Browse the IRB's policies and procedures related to research involving human subjects.
As part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) manages IRB registrations. Registration of an IRB with OHRP is voluntary. However, registration is required for any institution or facility that receives federal funding.
The DU IRB is registered with OHRP to review both social behavioral and biomedical research. The registration number for this committee is:
IRB Registration Number: IORG00000314
Expiration Date: April 7, 2025
Federalwide Assurance (FWA)
The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is the only type of assurance currently accepted and approved by OHRP. Through the FWA, an institution commits to HHS that it will comply with the requirements in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46.
HHS IRB Registration Number: IRB00000555
Name of IRB as Registered with HHS: U of Denver (Colorado Seminary) IRB #1
Assurance Number: FWA00004520
Expiration Date: February 10, 2025