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, or 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.

Meeting Dates & Submission Deadlines

Find the time and location of the dates of the IRB meetings and browse submission deadlines for research applications.

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Policies & Procedures

Browse the IRB's policies and procedures related to research involving human subjects.

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Revised Common Rule

Review the Common Rule and read about DU's implementation of the revised version effective January 21, 2019.

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IRB Registration

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

Protocol Registration

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