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.

Protocol Submissions

Guides for submitting protocols for human subjects research.

Informed Consent

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.

Additional Resources For Researchers

Additional links and information for researchers about human subject research.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about human subject research.


IRB Meetings

Committee meetings are conducted both on location at 107 MLKG and via Zoom simultaneously and can be attended either way.

Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.

Reporting Concerns

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.


Contact IRB Program Staff

Bob Beitle Jr

Bob Beitle Jr

Director, Research Integrity and Compliance

106 MLKG


Iroshi (Ro) Windwalker

Iroshi (Ro) Windwalker

IRB Coordinator

105 MLKG