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.
If you are involved in
research with human subjects, you MUST complete our REQUIRED
READING. Click here to visit
the REQUIRED READING page.
|The University of Florida
has four IRBs. While all four 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 signicant delay in
here to view the University's Assurance to the federal government
to conduct research according to federal regulations.
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. Please submit your research to the relevant
IRB Office below:
Peter Iafrate, Pharm.D, Chair
Voice: (352) 273-9600
Fax: (352) 273-9614
Ira S. Fischler, PhD, Chair
Voice: (352) 392-0433
Alan Halperin, MD, Chair
Voice: (904) 244-3155
Fax: (904) 244-9035
Sheila A. Austin, CIP
Administrative Coordinator, IRB-03
Voice: (904) 244-9427
Fax: (904) 244-9035
Theodore D. Schultz, Chair
Voice: (800) 562-4789
Fax: (360) 943-4522
is some additional information to keep in mind when submitting
research applications to any IRB:
Education & Training
University of Florida also offers a wide array of educational
opportunites. The IRB newsletter, the InvestiGATOR, is published
monthly via e-mail and highlights important new information, recurring
issues, and a variety of other significant topics. Please contact
(352) 846-1494 in order to be added to the IRB mailing list. Alternatively,
you may also read the current and previous InvestiGATORs in the
archive link below.
IRB also offers liaison support. IRB support is available
for both novice researchers and more experienced investigators.
Upon your request, a representative of the IRB is available
to visit your department and work directly with your research
team. Liaison support can assist investigators in the preparation
of their research project for IRB review. IRB information
and procedures can be very complex and also intimidating as
human subject protection is regulated by the federal government.
Call the IRB today and request liaison support!