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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Who needs IRB approval?

All projects involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Review Board before the planned research may begin. Importantly, faculty and graduate student advisors who assign or supervise research conducted by students, including doctoral and graduate students, are responsible for assuring that all research and dissertation work has been approved by the Institutional Review Board.

IRB01 – Health Science Center

IRB-01 described in this document, functions as the review board for human subjects research conducted by UF Faculty, staff and students, and for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS), and the institutions owned by Shand’s Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc. in accordance with the Memoranda of Understanding signed with those entities.

IRB02 – UF Campus/Non-medical

This IRB is responsible for reviewing and monitoring research projects involving human participants conducted by faculty, students, and staff who are NOT employed at the UF Health Science Center, Shands HealthCare, Inc. or the Gainesville VA hospital and will NOT be conducted at those sites.

Contact: Ira S. Fischler, PhD, Chair
Voice: (352) 392-0433
Fax: 392-9234

The UFIRB office is in room 98A in the basement of the Psychology Building, located on Center Drive at the University of Florida campus.

Mailing address:
University of Florida Institutional Review Board
P. O. Box 112250
Gainesville, FL 32611-2250
Telephone: (352) 392-0433
Suncom: 622-0433
Fax number: (352) 392-9234

IRB03 – Jacksonville

The University of Florida IRB-03 reviews and approves human subjects research at the urban campus in Jacksonville, Florida and vicinity.
IRB Forms (

For more information on the IRB, refer to the Researcher Handbook (on Research and Graduate Programs Website).

Links to IRB

Institutional Review Board homepage

Deadlines for IRB02 Protocol

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