IRB Home

This web site is aimed at any University of Florida faculty members, students, and/or staff members who conduct research with human subjects or assists in such studies.

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The University of Florida has multiple IRBs. While all IRBs are governed by the same set of federal and state rules, each has its own forms and procedures for review. Regardless of the IRB, however, the review process begins when you submit an application. Before submitting any forms you should read any applicable instructions available on the web and/or contact the relevant IRB office with any questions or comments. Your submissions should be complete and accurate, otherwise your submission may not be approved or there may be a significant delay in approving it.

IRBs review ALL research involving human subjects to ensure that their welfare and rights are protected as mandated by federal regulations. You may not conduct any human research without prior IRB approval. Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Florida, UF Health, or the North Florida/South Georgia Veteran’s Health System (NF/SGVHS) must receive approval for any Human Subjects Research from a UF IRB before conducting the research. You must have a formal affiliation with one of these entities to submit your research to a UF IRB.

Please submit your research to the relevant IRB Office below:


IRB 01 — Gainesville HSC


IRB 01

Gainesville HSC

Peter Iafrate, Pharm.D, Chair

Office

Voice: (352) 273-9600

Fax: (352) 273-9614

Email: ufirb-l@lists.ufl.edu

Web: /irb01.html

Types of Research Reviewed

This IRB accepts and reviews all protocols submitted including the broad category of ‘Medical’ research, regardless of funding.

Accepts Research From

  • UF Gainesville Health Science Center faculty, staff, or students regardless of where in the US the research is being conducted.
  • UF Jacksonville Health Science Center faculty, staff or students using Gainesville HSC employees, facilities, resources, or patients.
  • UF Campus faculty, staff, or students (primarily if the research involves HIPAA or the HSC facilities).
  • UF Health staff.
  • North Florida/South Georgia Veteran’s Health System staff.

Does Not Accept Research From

  • Individuals or entities who are not employed/ students at UF, UF Health, or the NF/SGVHS.
  • Research conducted outside the United States, unless an exception is granted.
  • Research previously approved and conducted under another UF IRB, unless authorized by the Asst. Director of IRBs.
  • Research disapproved by another UF IRB.


IRB 02 — Gainesville Campus


IRB 02

Gainesville Campus

Ira S. Fischler, PhD, Chair

Office

Voice: (352) 392-0433

Fax:(352) 392-9234

Email: irb2@ufl.edu

Web: /irb02.html

Types of Research Reviewed

Limited to social, behavioral, educational research and other studies that involve survey research.

Accepts Research From

  • UF Campus faculty, staff, or students.
  • UF Gainesville Health Science Center faculty, staff or students provided the research does not involve Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by HIPAA.
  • UF Jacksonville Health Science Center faculty, staff, or students provided the research does not involve PHI as defined by HIPAA.

Does Not Accept Research From

  • Drug and device clinical trials.
  • Other treatment related projects (surgical, physical therapy, etc).
  • Tissue/Data Banks.
  • Research which utilizes VA employees, facilities, resources or patients.
  • Research that uses or discloses PHI from a covered entity, which requires compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations.
  • Individuals or entities who are not employed/ students at UF, UF Health, or the NF/SGVHS.
  • NF/SGVHS staff.
  • UF Health staff.
  • Research previously approved and conducted under another UF IRB unless authorized by the Asst. Director of IRBs.
  • Research disapproved by another UF IRB.


IRB 03 — Jacksonville HSC


IRB 03

Jacksonville HSC

Alan Halperin, MD, Chair

Office

Voice: (904) 244-9427

Fax: (904) 244-9035

Email: IRBSubmission@jax.ufl.edu

or

Sheila.austin@jax.ufl.edu

Web: http://www.hscj.ufl.edu/irb/

Types of Research Reviewed

This IRB accepts and reviews all protocols submitted including the broad category of ‘Medical’ research regardless of funding.

Accepts Research From

  • UF Jacksonville Health Science Center faculty, staff, or students (regardless of where the research is being conducted).
  • UF Gainesville Health Science Center faculty, staff, or students using Jacksonville HSC employees, facilities, resources, or patients.
  • UF Health staff

Does Not Accept Research From

  • Individuals or entities who are not employed/ students at UF, UF Health, or the NF/SGVHS.
  • Gainesville faculty/staff/ students that does not include Jacksonville as a site.
  • NF/SGVHS staff.
  • Research that involves the utilization of VA employees, facilities, resources or patients.
  • Research previously approved and conducted under another UF IRB unless authorized by the Asst. Director of IRBs.
  • Research disapproved by another UF IRB.


WIRB


WIRB

Theodore D. Schultz, Chair

Office

Voice: (800) 562-4789

Fax: (360) 943-4522

Email: wirb@wirb.com

Web: /wirb.html

Please Note: WIRB is the ONLY central IRB that UF researchers may submit their research to. Not only does UF have a contract with WIRB, but WIRB is also listed on UF’s Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) with the Federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Sometimes sponsors have received approval for their research at a different central IRB and ask if you can use that one instead of WIRB. As indicated, other IRBs are not listed on UF’s FWA and thus cannot be used.

Types of Research Reviewed

Limited to industry sponsored trials involving FDA regulated drugs or devices.

Required for COM faculty and staff, recommended for other colleges.

Accepts Research From

  • UF Gainesville Health Science Center faculty, staff, or students, including research conducted outside the United States.
  • UF Jacksonville Health Science Center faculty, staff, or students.

Does Not Accept Research From

  • Non-therapeutic research.
  • Tissue/Data Banks.
  • Individuals or entities who are not employed/ students at UF but are seeking to do research in affiliation with UF.
  • North Florida/South Georgia Veteran’s Health System staff.
  • Research that involves the utilization of VA employees, facilities, resources or patients.
  • UF Health staff.
  • Research supported by the CRC.
  • Research previously approved and conducted under another UF IRB unless authorized by the Asst. Director of IRBs.
  • Research disapproved by another UF IRB