Human Subjects Protection Program

The Human Subjects Protection Program involves both biomedical research and social, behavioral and educational research

The Human Subjects Protection Program Office (HSPPO) helps to ensure that all University of Louisville research involving human participants is conducted in accordance with Federal and State regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures instituted to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. HSPPO upholds this commitment to the protection of human participants involved in research regardless of the funding source and regardless of the location of the research. HSPPO supports two duly established and independent Institutional Review Boards (hereby referred to as IRBs), which review and approve protocols for all research involving human participants. The IRBs also serve as the University’s institutional Privacy Board.

IRB Calendar

Go to the HSPPO calendar of eventsView the online calendar for schedules related to Biomedical IRB or Social/Behavioral/Educational IRB meetings, annual AAHRPP and PRIMR Meetings, and office closings.

Biomedical IRB meets for full board meetings on the first, third and fourth Thursday of every month.  Social/Behavioral/Educational IRB is scheduled to meet on the first Wednesday of each month.

View calendar as a .pdf

News & Announcements

As of March 18, 2015, the University of Louisville is utilizing the CITI Platform to provide the following training:

  • Human Subjects
    • Social Behavioral (includes HIPAA-Research)
    • Biomedical (includes HIPAA-Research)
    • Undergraduates
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (all disciplines now in one course)
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Institutional Compliance Awareness
  • HIPAA (non-research aspects)
  • Export Controls
  • IACUC: OSHA Renewal



Full Accreditation Human Research Protection Program