The review of human subjects research at the University of Chicago is a collaborative process intended to facilitate research while protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. Click below to learn more or explore the links above.

Updated SBS IRB Policy

The SBS IRB Policy has been updated to comply with the revised Common Rule.

Need Examples?

We offer template consent forms, verbal scripts, assent forms, and parental permission forms. You can also find examples of standard language to use for certificates of confidentiality, HIPAA authorizations, data repositories, and more.


*AURA IRB will be offline for required maintenance

Start date: Friday, July 26, 2019 at 5PM CST. End date: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6AM CST. Please be sure to save your work and exit the system prior this maintenance window.  The AURA IT team thanks you in advance for your patience.

New SBS IRB Website

As you may have noticed, our website has moved to a new platform. We apologize for any inconvenience as we migrate and update information, templates, and guidance materials. Please contact Cheri Pettey (cpettey@uchicago.edu) with any questions, concerns, broken links,...

Revised Common Rule Requirements Effective 01/21/19

(Originally posted 1/22/2019) Most changes are designed to reduce burden on investigators and take advantage of the new flexibility offered whenever possible. In the coming weeks and months you may notice some revised application questions, new/revised guidance, and...

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