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Research Integrity & Education

Human Subjects Research (IRB)

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.

 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 (ORIE) is home to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and it is charged with reviewing and overseeing human subjects research.

overview of the process     


Step 1: CITI: Complete required CITI training

Step 2: What Needs IRB Review: Determine if your research require IRB Review

Step 3: How to Submit: Submitting your application

  • Download relevant checklist
  • Fill out Part 1 - Human Research Application
  • Complete supplemental forms for specific research topics (i.e. prisoners, children, schools, etc.)
  • Create consent forms, waivers, recruitment materials, advertisement materials, and study materials

Step 4: Sign and lock IRBNet application (if student, have faculty sponsor sign and lock application)

Step 5: Study Closure: Once study is complete, close your study

  • Final Report/Closure Form |Word | PDF
  • Project Closure Guidance | PDF

For more information please email us at [email protected]


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