IRB Policies, Guidelines and Guidances

Special Guideline for Investigators from the UF Office of Research:

Conducting Approved Human Subject Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Investigator Guidelines


Adults Lacking Capacity to Consent

Adverse Event (AE/SAE) Reporting

Advertising and Recruiting for Research Subjects

Alachua County School System Research

Ancillary Committees

Animal Research – Use of Animals as Part of a Human Subjects Research Study

Assent of Children

Auditing Research Studies




Case Reports

Ceding Review to an External IRB

Certificates of Confidentiality

Changes to IRB Approved Research Protocols

Children–Assent Procedures

Classroom Activities as Research

Clinical Consents and Research

Clinical Trials – GCP Obligations (HRP-816)

Closed or Closed to Accrual Studies

Community Based Participatory Research

Compounding Pharmacy

Concerns or Complaints about Research

Consent2Share Study Subject Recruitment

Consenting Subjects Who Cannot Speak or Read English

Consenting Subjects Who Are Deaf

Consenting Subjects Who Are Illiterate

Continuing Review

COVID-19: Office of Clinical Research: Resuming Health-Related Human Subjects Research During COVID-19

COVID-19: Investigator Guideline: Re-opening Research due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19: Investigator Guideline: IRB COVID-19-Related Protocol Revisions


Data Sharing in Research

Decedent Research

Deception in Research

De-identified Human Specimens and/or Data, IRB Pre-review

Department of Defense Obligations (HRP-810)

Department of Education Obligations (HRP-813)

Department of Justice Obligations (HRP-812)

Deviation Reporting

Device Studies

DNP Students

Drug Studies


Electronic Informed Consent (eConsent)

Emergent Use

Enrolling Study Subjects

Environmental Protection Agency Obligations (HRP-814)

Event Reporting

Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC) for Emergency Research

Exempt Submissions

Expanded Access of a Test Article

Expedited Submissions

Expired Study


FDA and DHHS Regulations – Significant Differences

FDA Obligations (HRP-815)

FDA Test Articles and Research: Devices

FDA Test Articles and Research: Drugs

Finders Fees

Foster Children and Research



Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

Group Consent vs Group Recruitment



HIPAA and Research

HIV Testing for Research Purposes

Humanitarian Device



Incidental Findings

Informed Consent for Minors in Research Studies

Informed Consents

Informed Consent Form – Which Template Should I Use?

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (HRP-817)

Investigational Medication

Investigator Obligations (HRP-800)

Investigators Brochure

IRB Pre-Reviewed Sources of De-identified Human Specimens and/or Data


Lang Pictures

Legally Authorized Representative (LAR)


Mandatory Abuse Reporting

Mechanical Turk (use of Amazon MTurk for Social/Behavioral Research)

Media Organizations and Researcher Involvement

MRI Standard Language for Consent Forms

myChart Recruitment


Non-Human Research

New Faculty Joining UF

NetBase Quid


Open Access Databanks

Over Enrolling Study Subjects


Paying Subjects to Participate in Research

PI Qualifications

Pregnancy Test in Minors (for Research Purposes Only)

Principal Investigator and/or Study Staff Attending IRB Meetings

Probiotics and Clinical Research



Qualifications for Principal Investigator

Quality vs. Research


Recruiting subjects

Recruiting through myChart

Remote Consenting Process

Research Involving Deception

Research Involving Foreign Nationals

Research Involving Foster Children

Research involving Supplements or Probiotics

Research Involving Student Athletes

Research Roles

Research Team Responsibilities

Research Using FDA Test Articles



Science Fair Projects

Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee (SRMC)

sIRB – Using UF as a Single IRB

Social Security Numbers and Research

Social Security Numbers and the VAMC

State Laws and Research

Status Report

Student Athletes and Research

Student Research

Study Staff Attending IRB Meetings

Study Subject Definitions

Subject Screening

Suicide Assessment for Research or Subject Screening

Supplements and Research


Telephonic Consent

Training Requirements for Conducting Research

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


UAA Research

Unaffiliated Investigators

Unanticipated Problems

Unwed Pregnant Minors and Unwed Minor Mothers

Using UF as a Single IRB for Multi-Institutional Research


VAMC Real SSN Access Request Process

Venipuncture – Use of Non-Clinical Space for Research Involving Blood Drawing


Wards of the State


Zoom Consenting Process


For additional policies related to the University of Florida Human Research Protection Program, please see