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COVID-19 Updates:

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

IRB-SBS Office Hours/ Review Delays:

  • On-campus hours are suspended until further notice.
  • Office hours at One Morton Dr. are suspended until further notice. All IRB-SBS staff are working from home. 
  • Please contact IRB staff member by email or email our office using
  • For urgent email requests to the IRB-SBS include COVID-19 in the subject line and send to
  • With the transition to iProtocol in 2019, our staff can handle the bulk of our office processes remotely. However, current disruptions may cause delay in the review process and we appreciate your patience at this time.

AAHRPP/ Smart IRBAs part of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at the University of Virginia, the Institutional Review Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS) is the IRB responsible for reviewing all non-medical behavioral human research (studies which are considered medically non-invasive) for compliance with federally-mandated research guidelines. Review of human subjects research is required for funded and non-funded research and for research conducted by faculty, students, and all those under the purview of the University of Virginia.

Looking for the IRB-HSR (the IRB responsible for reviewing all medical human research)? Visit their website:


  • Withdraw an iProtocol: iProtocol now allows you to request a withdrawal from review. See Withdraw an iProtocol
  • Move an iProtocol to Trash/Recycle Bin: iProtocol now allows you to sort protocols from the Protocol Management page to the Trash/Recycle Bin. See Move an iProtocol to Trash/Recycle Bin
  • Protocol History: iProtocol now displays a protocol's history. See Protocol History.
  • Close an iProtocol: iProtocol now allows you to close your study. See Closing an iProtocol.