Human Subjects Protection Program

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

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07-09-2015 - Starting immediately, please use the term “prepaid card” rather than “gift card” when discussing participant compensation in the informed consent document. This request is from the accounting department to comply with regulations.

For active studies, please change this wording in your consent at continuation review. The IRB analyst will also watch for this and will send your study back to request this change. The Informed Consent instructions template language will be updated to reflect this change.

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.



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IRB Calendar

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Revised Calendar: The Dec. 17th Biomedical IRB meeting has been changed to Dec. 10th.

This calendar is 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.

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
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