Office for Human Subjects Research / IRB

Human Subjects Research Committee

aaharp sealThe Human Subjects Research Committee is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for HHRI and HCMC. Institutional Review Boards are charged by the federal government with protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects.  No human subjects research at this campus or by its faculty may proceed without HSRC approval. Below are some links to related websites and topics.

The Human Subjects Research Committee (HSRC) membership includes hospital and community representatives, scientists and non-scientists. The HSRC reviews research proposals, considering the risks and benefits to subjects. It ensures that research subjects provide voluntary and informed consent. Once a research study is approved, the HSRC monitors its progress and any problems that research subjects may encounter.

2018 IRB Committee Members

2018 IRB Meeting Dates

2019 IRB Meeting Dates

HHRI Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy (PDF)

Office for Human Subjects Research / IRB – Prompt Reporting

Office for Human Subjects Research / IRB – Forms

Research Investigator Responsibilities (PDF)

For information on the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research, please use the following link: Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

For information in obtaining an IND, please use the following link:  FDA New Drug Application

For information in obtaining an IDE, please use the following link:  FDA Investigational Device Exemption Application

Contact the Office for Human Subjects Research

Craig Peine, MD

Karen Heim-Duthoy, PharmD
Vice Chair

Cindy Hanson
IRB Coordinator

Tracy Schmidt
Senior Research Secretary


Mailing Address

701 Park Avenue
Shapiro 9.115
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Physical Location

914 South 8th St.
Shapiro 9.115
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Inter-Department Mail Code: S9.115
Fax Number: 612-873-1646