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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.

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UVA’s Human Research Protection Program advises researchers to follow UVA’s COVID-19 prevention policies while conducting human subjects research. These policies, including wearing masks, are described on UVA’s COVID-19 site.