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The Human Studies Program (HSP) is the administrative unit of the University of Hawaii System Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  The HSP works together with the UH research community to ensure the health, welfare, rights, and dignity of people who participate in UH research.  The HSP, a unit within the Office of Research Compliance (ORC), provides guidance and administrative support to its three UH Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and the ten UH campuses.


Mandatory changes must be made to the Informed Consent Form for all new studies approved on or after July 19, 2018! Please click here for information on several important changes to the federal regulations governing human research, known as the Common Rule. Among these changes are improvements to the informed consent process, resulting in revisions to the UH Model consent forms.



NOW AVAILABLE: 2018 IRB Meeting and Deadline Calendar


UH Receives Human Research Protection Accreditation
The University of Hawaiʻi is now recognized as a top research institution that follows rigorous standards for ethics, quality and protections while conducting human research—and becomes the first research organization in the state to be awarded this highly regarded status.


Jacob Kowalski Achieves CIP
The Human Studies Program of the Office of Research Compliance is pleased and very proud of the recently announced accomplishment of Jacob Kowalski who passed the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) examination in March 2017.