Human Research Protections (HRP) is a comprehensive program that affords protections for all human research participants and is under the direct leadership of the executive vice president and provost. This website is designed to provide users with the most up-to-date information related to conducting research with human participants.

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A Statement From the Institutional Official, Dr. Bruce Jarrell

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UMB HRP Components

The main focus here is to provide information, resources, and instructions for completing the review process through the IRB. While the IRB is a key player in the HRP program, there are many other components within UMB critically involved in protecting human participants. Click here to learn more.

What Can Be Found Here

For Researchers: This resource helps investigators design, write, and organize research protocols; maintain compliance with policies and regulations; create and submit IRB applications via CICERO.


HRP Office: Information regarding its role in coordinating the Human Research Protections Program and providing support for the UMB Institutional Review Board (IRB). Contact information and informatics regarding submission processing times.


Institutional Review Board (IRB): Information about the board and the executive members and their role in approving, monitoring, and reviewing biomedical and behavioral research involving humans.


For Research Participants: This section assists former, current, or prospective human research participants in obtaining information or offering input regarding research and clinical trials.


(Click for Past Announcements)

HHS Announcement, Single IRB and Cooperative Research

HHS Announcement Nov. 21st, 2019 - Determination of Exception to the Required Use of a Single IRB for Certain HHS Cooperative Research that is Subject to the 2018 Requirements.

HRPO Q/A Session

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12pm–1pm; Main Lobby, SMC Campus Center

General IRB questions? Questions about the revised Common Rule?  Informed consent? Questions about the single IRB process? Not sure how to get started on a human subjects application? No formal presentation, stop by anytime between 12 and 1pm.


February 2019 - HHS Posting

Clinical Trial Posting of Informed Consent Documents Under the Revised Common Rule.

To View HHS Instructions click here


New: Common Rule Revisions Courses

These ~30 minute online courses cover the Common Rule revisions governing human subjects research that were implemented on January 21, 2019. General, Exemptions, Informed Consent, etc.

To View Courses click here.