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Research Integrity & Education

Human Subjects Research (IRB)

We have moved!ORSP building

ORIE has moved to the new Administrative Office Building, "AOB". The new address is 2601 E. Colorado Avenue, 1st Floor. If you want to schedule an appointment please call 303-871-2121 or email [email protected].

 Our Mission Statement

The University of Denver is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of individuals participating as subjects in research. The Office of Research Integrity and Education is home to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) charged with reviewing and overseeing human subjects research.

Research that involves the use of human subjects (either directly or through records or other data such as specimens) requires human subjects 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.   

overview of the process     


Step 1: What Needs IRB Review: Determine if your research require IRB Review

Step 2: How to Submit:

  • If your research requires IRB Review, determine if it is exempt, expedited, or full board
  • Download checklist
  • Fill out application 
  • Complete supplemental forms for specific research topics (i.e. prisoners, children, schools, ect)
  • Create consent forms, waivers, recruitment materials, and advertisement materials

Step 3: IRBNet: Fill out application on IRBNet

Step 4: CITI: Complete required CITI training

Step 5: Sign and lock IRBNet application (if student, have faculty sponsor sign and lock application)

attend a workshop! All student investigators welcome!

Do you have questions on how to get started with the IRB application process? Attend a free workshop sponsored by the DU IRB Office to learn how to complete the application.

Student Investigator Workshop Information


Want to know the latest updates from the IRB? Want to know more about human subjects research on the DU campus? If so, please download our monthly newsletter.

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Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)
Federalwide Assurance (FWA) Number: 00004520
Expiration Date: April 21, 2020

IRB Registration Number: IRB00000314
Expiration Date: April 17, 2021