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.


Office Closed 12/27 – 01/03

The University has implemented a winter recess this year; the IRB Office will close on 12/27/2021 and reopen on 01/04/2022.

Current Research Resumption Guidance

Please note that this is current as of posting--always consult goforward.uchicago.edu for current requirements. On June 16, 2021, the University of Chicago issued guidance for a transition to Phase 5, which it defines as a return to full research operations, with new...