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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to the protection of human research participants. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) were established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities.
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The Guidebook Topics (located to the right side of the page) lead to information about various IRB activities and types of research projects.

The Introduction contains information on the topics listed below:

  • What are the IRB and OIRB?
  • What does the IRB review?
  • What projects do not require IRB review?
  • What is The application process?
  • How can I contact the IRB?
The IRB Policies and Procedures Index contains links to operating procedures for the UAB Human Research Protection Program.