Institutional Review Board-Health Sciences Research

Have you initiated the IRB approval process for your protocol?

Follow the policies and procedures for approvals for human studies with UVa’s Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR).


Investigators/key personnel involved in human subject research are required to take CITI online training once every three years.

The IRB-HSR CITI training for human subject research 

The IRB-HSR uses a system called Protocol Builder, an online program that must be used by investigators who wish to submit a protocol to the IRB-HSR. The program asks a series of questions which the program then uses to build the template for the protocol and consent form that are specific to your project. The IRB-HSR will NOT accept a protocol for review unless the protocol and consent form(s) are written using Protocol Builder.

Protocol Builder