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 12/25 – 01/04 and AURA Grants Upgrade

The University has implemented a winter recess this year; the IRB Office will close on 12/25/2020 and reopen on 01/04/2021. In addition, the AURA Grants application will also be going through a major upgrade beginning December 24 at noon through January 4 at 8 a.m. ...

SBS-IRB follow up to researchers COVID-19

Dear Investigators, I am writing to follow up on the message on Monday, March 16, from Provost Lee regarding the University’s direction to immediately stop research activities that require in-person interactions with subjects unless they directly benefit the subject,...

SBS IRB Message Regarding COVID-19

Dear Researchers, In this evolving environment, we write to assure the social and behavioral sciences research community that our primary concern is for the safety of our research participants and UChicago research team members, and our primary goal is to support...