Institutional Review Board Scope & Responsibilities

The UH Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all human subject research protocols that includes UH patients, data, PHI or personnel.

Virtual Office Hours

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) offers weekly virtual (Zoom) office hours.

This is a great time to get hands-on, real-time help with the IRB process, filling out an IRB application, or navigating the online system. You can also receive a one-on-one consultation with, Research Credentialing, Reliant Review, or Research Compliance experts.

Mondays | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Or dial: 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-518-9805
Meeting ID: 973 7579 1314


When submitting to the UH Institutional Review Board (IRB) please refer to the following definitions:

Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

The UH IRB consists of three boards, one of which specializes in the review of cancer research. The three committees are referred to as J Committee, M Committee and C Committee.

  • The J and M Committees meet every two weeks on Tuesdays (except holidays) at 3:30pm.
  • The C Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (except holidays) at 2:30pm.

The deadline for protocol submission is 10 days before the meeting date.