Human Subjects Research Protections Program (HRPP)
Welcome to the Human Subjects Research Protections Program (HRPP) at the University of Missouri. This office is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human research participants. Primary focus areas include oversight for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures as well as for compliance oversight as it relates to human subjects research. We have been accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) since 2008.
We strive to advance research in the community that is fair and ethical according to applicable regulations. The information contained within this website will help you if you are new to research at MU, need to access policies and standard operating procedures as well as templates and guidance documents, would like to know when to submit information for IRB meetings, or need help with the eCompliance application and maintenance system or need to complete your required CITI training.
If you have questions please contact us to work with a team member that can provide assistance for your human subjects research project. The Listserv is the primary means of communication for new policies, procedures and announcements. We encourage everyone who has a project with the MU IRB to subscribe.
Current News and Updates
- Effective May 1, 2018, MU will be combining both Health Sciences and the Campus IRBs into one, combined board. This restructuring will provide the most efficient use of resources given the volume and type of protocols. Please review the updated Meeting Dates/Deadlines for upcoming meetings and deadlines.
- On March 1, 2018 the IRB offices located in Galena Hall will be moving to the fourth floor of McReynolds Hall. Please contact us if you need to schedule an appointment in a location outside of McReynolds Hall.
- There is now one phone number for the IRB (Health Sciences and Campus) which is 573-882-3181. There is currently a message on the former phone number for the Campus IRB alerting callers that the number has been changed to 882-3181. IRB staff are working with investigators on new and revised informed consent documents to include the 882-3181 phone number for further contact.
- On October 10, 2017 the Office of Research, Graduate Studies, and Economic Development announced the appointment of Lori Wilcox, EdD, MS as the Director of the Human Subjects Research Protections Program (HRPP). Dr. Wilcox brings over twenty-two years of service at the University in the College of Education, MU Health Care, and CAFNR. The HRPP office will include day-to-day operational oversight of the IRB offices as well as compliance oversight for human subjects research.
- For all NIH grant applications due on or after January 25, 2018 the single IRB review for multi-site research requirement will become effective. If another institution will be serving as the IRB of record, MU will become the reliant IRB and you will need to complete the reliance procedures found in Scenario 2. If MU will be serving as the IRB of record and an MU investigator will be the primary PI for the study, follow Scenario 1.
- NIH awardees no longer have to apply for a Certificate of Confidentiality. Any new or existing research as of December 13, 2016 collecting or using identifiable and sensitive information is automatically issued a CoC.
- A Final Rule was published on June 19, 2018 which delays adoption of the Revised Common Rule for six months until January 21, 2019. The MU HRPP/IRB has decided not to implement the voluntary, three burden-reducing provisions during the delay and will plan for full implementation of the Revised Common Rule beginning January 21, 2019.
- An announcement was made on January 17, 2018 regarding a delay to the implementation of the Revised Common Rule that has been extended until July 19, 2018.