Welcome 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).

Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) number is 00006183.



Planning Website RemodelOur website will be updated this Summer! 

Please be aware that the feedback survey for the website design is now closed.  However, you are welcome to share your thoughts regarding content for the new website here.  This feedback survey will remain open until Monday, April 29th, 2024.

NOTICE:  Using large language models (LLMs) like Chat GPT, Bing/Copilot, Bard/Gemini, Claude, etc. for any purpose in the development, conduct, analysis or publication of human subjects research must be approved by the IRB prior to implementation. Information on LLM Services and Generative AI Tools that are available at UVA can be found on the Information Technology Services website here: https://in.virginia.edu/genai