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.

News & Announcements

04-14-2015 - Effective Immediately:  For studies that require a Research Authorization, the IRB will only renew a combined Informed Consent/Research Authorization form. If you have a study utilizing separate consent and research authorization documents, please submit a combined ICF/RA version at your next continuation review following the combined template and instructions on the HSPPO website.  This change is to reduce the risk of data being sequestered for not having a valid Research Authorization in place. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at or at 502-852-5188

04-13-2015 - updated the partial and complete waivers: removed reference to 6.b (since #6 was deleted previously) and added “version date” to the footer.

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



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

Human Subjects Protection Program
Med Center One, Suite 200
University of Louisville
501 E. Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Telephone number: 502-852-5188
Fax number: 502-852-2164
Email Service Account

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