Human Subjects Research Home
The University of Arkansas is committed to ensuring that researchers use safe, ethical
practices when engaging in human subjects research (HSR). In accordance with the federal regulations and the institutional policy on human subjects research, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the oversight of all HSR
projects. Where IRB approval is required by University policy or federal or state
regulation, researchers must obtain approval prior to the inception of the project.
Projects cannot be approved retroactively.
What is Human Subjects Research?
Information on what qualifies a project as human studies research.
Guides for submitting protocols for human subjects research.
Information on informed consent as well as sample informed consent forms.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Information on the IRB at the University of Arkansas.
Information on training related to human subject research.
IRB Decision Charts
Use these decision charts to make a preliminary determination regarding the type of
review, if any, required for your proposed project.
Committee meetings will be conducted via Teams or Zoom until further notice.
Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.
Anyone having concerns about the safety, health or welfare of participants in human subjects research should contact the Director of Research Integrity and Compliance, the IRB Coordinator, or any member of the IRB. Confidentiality requests will be honored to the extent permitted by state and federal law, and by university policy.