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What We Do

We conduct ethics reviews for research that includes humans as participants. This includes biomedical research and social and behavioral sciences research. 


To protect the rights and welfare of human research participants by ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, as well as the high ethical standards set forth in University policy.


To provide the University and national research communities with the support and resources they need to conduct high quality research, using innovative and efficient operational practices.

Your IRB at a Glance

We are a fully-functioning Single IRB (SIRB) and provide IRB review services for multi-site research across the United States.

The UU SIRB is one of the leading developers of the SIRB process for academic and local institutions. We currently serve as the SIRB for multiple networks including the NCATS Trial Innovation Network (TIN)


The University of Utah IRB oversees over 7,000 active studies centered at our institution and all over the world. We review 1,600+ new studies each year and convene our review panels 2-4 times each week. 

Learn more about our experience

We have the review expertise for a wide variety of research, including:

  • Common Rule
  • FDA
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Defense
  • Fetuses
  • Neonates
  • Children
  • Prisoners
  • Individuals with Cognitive Impairment

Learn more about our expertise

We use the ERICA Online System for high quality, efficient IRB and HRPP reviews. This includes access for external personnel using our Single IRB (SIRB). 

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Complete our Presenter Request Form and the IRB staff will be in touch to schedule a speaker for your event or class!

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Last Updated: 5/20/21