Human Subjects & IRB

Policies, Procedures and Regulations

The IU HRPP Polices below describe the mandatory requirements for conduct of human subjects research. Research conducted at IU and its affiliates must be conducted in accordance with IU HRPP Policies.  IU HRPP Policies apply the Common Rule protections to all research, with some very minor differences, and apply other relevant requirements based on additional federal regulations, state law, and institutional policy.  Each policy includes the following:

  • A scope statement which clearly defines the research governed by the policy. All IU HRPP Policies govern research reviewed by the IU IRBs; however, some policies also govern exempt research or research conducted by IU and its affiliates which is reviewed by an external IRB.
  • Policy statements which reflect requirements mandated by regulation, policy, or accreditation standards
  • Mandatory procedures for implementation of the policy statements, where applicable
  • Sanctions
  • History, including a summary of the most recent revision
  • Related information, including hyperlinks to relevant guidance, regulations, policies, accreditation standards, etc.

For guidance, including best practices and recommendations, see Guidance on the conduct of human research.


The Indiana University Human Subjects Office provides administrative support to all IU campuses and maintains physical offices in two locations, Indianapolis and Bloomington.

Indianapolis (Main):

Human Subjects Office
Office of Research Compliance
Indiana University
Lockefield Village, 3rd Floor
980 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
  • Phone: (317) 274-8289
  • Email:


Human Subjects Office
Office of Research Compliance
Indiana University
2218 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
  • Phone: (812) 856-4242
  • Email: