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COVID-19 Updates:

The following websites provide the most current information regarding COVID-19 and Human Subjects Research:


Protocol Builder and IRB Online are only accessible off grounds /off campus via a UVA Anywhere VPN (this is different from a VPN from the UVA Health System).

A digital certificate is required before you can obtain a UVA Anywhere VPN.  Contact your department IT personnel for assistance with setting this up.


IRB-HSR Office Hours/ Review Delays:

  • Office hours are suspended until further notice as all IRB-HSR staff are working from home.
  • Please contact IRB-HSR staff members by email or email our office using
  • For urgent email requests to the IRB-HSR include COVID-19 in the subject line and send to
  • With IRB Pro our staff can handle the bulk of our office processes remotely; however, current disruptions may cause delay in the review process. We appreciate your patience at this time.

AAHRPP/ Smart IRBWelcome to the Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR).

The IRB-HSR is responsible for reviewing all medically related research involving human subjects conducted by UVA faculty, employees and students. The IRB-HSR also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Board for research involving Protected Health Information (PHI).

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IRB Online, including Protocol Builder may only be accessed while on grounds or via the use of an academic VPN.  For additional information see IRB Online Information