What's New

New Human Studies Program Website

October 14, 2014

The Human Studies Program website is now located under the Office of Research Compliance website. You can view the new HSP site here:

The old site at www.hawaii.edu/irb will not be updated and will be taken down in the near future. Please refer to the new site for information on the Human Studies program, downloading forms, policies and procedures, etc.

Presentation:Navigating Through The UH IRB Application Process

July 11, 2014

Presented on July 11,2014 and hosted by the CTE Faculty Mentoring Program. You can download the PowerPoint presentation here:
Navigating Through The UH IRB Application Process

Biospecimen for future use

May 23, 2014

IMPORTANT! Please use this format in your informed consent if your research may involve potential storage and/or future use of collected biospecimens. The IRB-approved guidance can be downloaded here:


Incomplete Application Packets

January 13, 2013

Due to the significantly increasing volume of IRB applications, we will no longer hold incomplete application packets. Please make sure that you have all of the required documents, especially training completion reports (i.e., UH CITI), before submitting electronic applications to uhirb@hawaii.edu and hard copies to the Human Studies Program office.

Any incomplete applications will be discarded and PIs must resubmit the entire application.

Training Required for Exempt Studies

Effective January 15, 2013, training will be required for researchers doing exempt studies.

CITI Training instructions revised (Nov. 8, 2012)

CITI Training modules have been revised as of November 8, 2012 per IRB requirements.

For updated instructions, please click here.

How to Use this Website

How to Contact the UH Human Studies Program

The UH Human Studies Program is located on the UH Manoa campus
in the Biomed Building (north campus). You can reach us at:

Human Studies Program
University of Hawaii
1960 East-West Road
Biomed B-104
Honolulu, HI 96822

808.956-5007 (phone)