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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

The IRB-HSR Website now has a search feature which allows you to search for information on this site. To use, click on “SEARCH THIS SITE” in top left hand corner.








ISPRO Protocol Templates and Review
The Privacy Plan protocol templates will be discussed in a session sponsored by the SOM Clinical Trials Office on September 9th at 9 AM: Presenter: Tim Tolson Location: Jordon Hall G 1/G 2 . In addition, a Q&A Brown Bag session will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 1 PM Location: Jordon Hall Room 1-17 Presenter- Susie Hoffman

Virginia IRB Consortium Conference: Adapting to Evolving Research and Regulatory Environments
The Virginia IRB Consortium Conference will be held at VCU in Richmond on Friday, October 16th. The conference is free to attend, however registration is required. CEU and Attendance Certificates will be granted. Registration deadline is August 31st. Additional Information and Registration Information

Enrolling Non- English Speaking Subjects
If you are enrolling a non- English speaking subject into a protocol which has a written consent, you may not enroll the subject without the use of a Short Form. A Learning Shot on the process may be found on the IRB-HSR Website at Use of short forms for non-English speaking subjects

UVa VPN Required to Access IRB Online/ Protocol Builder if Off Grounds
A UVa VPN is required to access IRB Online/ Protocol Builder if you are physically off grounds. Be aware that this is a UVa VPN which is different from a Health System VPN. If you are in need of a UVa VPN please contact ITS.

IRB Forms Reminder: DO NOT delete any questions/ information found on IRB forms ( Status Forms) . If a question is not applicable to your study simply answer NA. Deleting questions/sections only extends the review time for IRB staff.

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 08/19/2015)

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