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 Offline Friday, 9/6, 5pm CST to Monday, 9/9, 6am CST

AURA IRB Scheduled Upgrade: We are excited to announce important updates for AURA IRB! Starting Monday, September 9, 2019, you’ll notice a cleaner and more modern look. What’s New: Larger fonts, visible buttons, and clearer tabs Reorganized project workspaces for...

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...