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About the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Here you will find general information about the University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB), including FWA and registration information, IRB roster, regulatory adherence statements, submission and fee schedules, instructions for signing up for our listserv, and metrics. 

The current IRB Roster is effective 2/16/2024. Past IRB rosters are available for review listed by their approval date.

The Human Subjects Protection Program charges fees for the review of human subject research that is industry-sponsored or projects federally funded that have a single IRB requirement for multi-site research where the University of Arizona is the IRB of record. Fees are NOT charged for projects where there is no funding at all, not industry-sponsored, or are not a federally funded multi-site study. All IRB fees are due upon submission to the Human Subjects Protection Program. See the IRB Fee Schedule for more information. Note, in rare cases the IRB fee may be waived. Please contact Mariette Marsh (marshM@arizona.edu) to request a fee waiver.

  • Fees are based on full IRB or expedited review, regardless of whether or not the project is initiated.
  • Investigators and/or departments are responsible for fee payment, regardless of whether or not the sponsor reimburses them.

IRB Full Committee Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, except December, which may have meetings on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday.

Items for review must be submitted at least two (2) weeks before the meeting, and the submission must be complete, with all revisions finalized, one (1) week before the meeting. If you have any questions, contact the HSPP.

Items that do not require Full Committee review are reviewed by IRB staff in the order received. If you have any questions, contact the HSPP.

The best way to stay informed about IRB-related matters is to sign up for the IRB listserv:

  • Click here (sends an email to list@list.arizona.edu)
  • In the subject line of your email, type: subscribe UA-IRB Firstname Lastname (replace “Firstname Lastname” with your name).
  • Delete any signature line and/or confidentiality statement that you may have in the body of your email.

UA Information Technology has additional instructions on how to subscribe or unsubscribe to listservs.

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