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Welcome to the website for the Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR) at the University of Virginia (UVa). The IRB-HSR is responsible for reviewing all medically related research involving human subjects conducted by UVa faculty, employees and students. 

The IRB-HSR also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Board for research involving Protected Health Information (PHI).

Working With the IRB-HSR

Getting Started Protocol Review Process

Managing Protocol After Initial Approval Special Issues

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Protocol Builder and IRB Online No Longer Compatible with Internet Explorer
Due to recent changes made by Internet Explorer documents created by Protocol Builder no longer save correctly as word docs. Documents are created correctly as word docs if using Firefox or Safari as your internet browser.

Protocol Builder /IRB Online behind NETBADGE
Protocol Builder and IRB Online are now behind Netbadge at Unless you log out access is valid for 8 hours. You no longer need a separate password from IRB Online. An eservices digital certificate and UVa Anywhere VPN is required to access IRB Online off grounds. Need help? Contact UVA Help Desk or ITS website

A-Z Index replaces Research Guide
The IRB-HSR Research Guide has been replaced by an A-Z Index. The A-Z Index may be accessed from the main header at the top of the page on the IRB-HSR Website found at

Personnel Designation Reminder- The following personnel designations will receive emails regarding a protocol. A person does not need to be listed multiple times in any of these positions in order to receive the emails: Principal Investigator, Study Coordinator I, Study Coordinator II, IRB Coordinator, Department Contact (this person may not have access to subjects or their identifiable data)

(Last update 03/31/2016)

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