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Human Research Protection Program

Previously known as the Human Subjects Committee – Lawrence (HSCL), the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at the University of Kansas is responsible for reviewing all human subjects research occurring at the Lawrence, Edwards and Juniper Gardens campuses. HRPP includes the administrative office and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that reviews projects with greater than minimal risk.The HRPP staff works with the KU community and the IRB to ensure that legal and ethical requirements have been met to ensure the safety of all research participants. Please contact HRPP staff with any questions!

New! Final Rule Information!

The “final rule” went into effect January 21, 2019. These regulations may affect researchers in your area of responsibility. Information about the changes can be found on our website: https://research.ku.edu/irb-reg-revisions.

View the PowerPoint presentation here.

IRB Resources
Human Research Protection Tutorial Access the KU Human Research Protection CITI tutorial here. Tutorial certification is required every three years.
Investigator Documents Compile all your study materials using the documents on this page. Access the KU Human Research Protocol (required for all new studies), sample consent forms, and more!
IRB Policies & Guidance Participant payment information, Recruitment guidance, Federal Policy links and more.
eCompliance - IRB Submission System Submit and manage your study through eCompliance.  Access guides and FAQ's.
eCompliance Training eCompliance training is available to all users. Training is usually offered once a month in the Budig Computer lab. Click the link to sign up! (Departmental training is offered upon request)
Revisions to Human Subjects Regulations Sixteen Federal Departments and Agencies (including The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) have issued a revision to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. Check here for current updated information on what is needed from KU researchers.
Human Research Policy Updates
Please see the HRPP Policy Updates (PDF) to find information on policy changes that include the time permitted for clarifications requested for new studies and information on administratively closing lapsed studies.
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If you would like to be notified of important updates, changes, and other human subjects related information, subscribe to our newsletter! Send an email to irb@ku.edu and we will add you to the mailing list!