The University of Northern Iowa is committed to ensuring that the rights and welfare of human research participants are adequately protected in all research activities conducted under its auspices. All human participants research conducted under university auspices must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
IRB Cayuse Preview and Q&A Sessions (Flyer PDF)
Cayuse is the new, web-based IRB application submission and management system that streamlines all components of the IRB process for human subjects research here at UNI. Starting November 2022, all new IRB applications, approval records, and documents will be managed through Cayuse. The system features a Single Sign On (SSO), so you will be able to easily sign-in with your current CatID. In these Zoom sessions, we will walk you through the process on how to sign-on and how to use the new IRB application system. For questions, please contact IRB administrator Lisa Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Zoom virtual session - register here
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Zoom virtual session - register here
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 | 10-11 am | Zoom virtual session - register here
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 | 10-11 am | Zoom virtual session - register here
Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 | 2:30-3:30 pm | Zoom virtual session - register here
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 | 2:30-3:30 pm | Zoom virtual session - register here
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 | 8:30-9:30 am | Zoom virtual session - register here
Thursday Oct. 27, 2022 | 8:30-9:30 am | Zoom virtual session - register here
UNI IRB Newsletter
IRB (Institutional Review Board)
IRB Submissions & Training
To submit new study applications (including Standard and Existing Data applications, K-12 and Oral History forms) or for questions about IRB training, please contact email@example.com.
IACUC (Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee)
For all questions about animal care on campus and/or the IACUC, please contact IACUC Chair David McClenahan - firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIO (Research Integrity Officer)
To report questionable research practices or incidences of observed or suspected misconduct, please contact the UNI RIO, Dean & Associate Professor, Library, Theresa Westbrock - email@example.com.
For all other questions on any topic not covered above, please contact the Director of RSP, Tolif Hunt - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All research on campus should follow current guidelines including the UNI Covid-19 Safety Program found at https://forwardtogether.uni.edu.
Data collection off-campus must follow local public health guidance and facility requirements. If the off-campus site requires COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, these must be included on the consent form/assent form/parental permission form.
Please note: participants cannot be asked about their vaccination status or be required to wear masks. Researchers may encourage non-vaccinated individuals to wear masks.
1.1 Background and Principles
1.2 Governmental Oversight and Regulations
1.3 IRB Scope and Authority
1.5 Roles and Responsibilities (Institution and IRB)
1.6 Board Composition
1.7 IRB Meetings
II. IRB Review Process and Considerations
2.2 Class Projects
2.3 Key Personnel - Definition, Responsibilities, and Training
2.4 Study Site Cooperation
2.5 Application and Screening Process
2.6 Review Process
2.7 Inter-Institutional Research and Unaffiliated Researchers
2.9 Risks and Benefits
2.10 Privacy and Confidentiality
2.13 Compensation of Participants
2.14 Protections for Vulnerable Populations
2.15 Research with Children and Youth
III. After Approval
International Compilation of Human Research Standards (PDF) - The Compilation features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in 113 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of international and regional organizations.
Questions concerning processing of IRB protocols or research projects involving human subjects should be directed to the IRB Administrator Lisa Ahern, email@example.com.