Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Human Subjects

tuskeegee newspaperFor those participating in the AAHRPP site visit, expected this spring we now have a page with resources to help you prepare. Groups involved in the site visit include researchers and research staff, IRB members, IRB Chair and Vice Chair, IRB Staff, Institutional Official, Conflict of Interest, Office of Sponsored Programs, General Counsel, Investigational Pharmacist, and Community Outreach and Participant Advocate Representatives.

The UAMS Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and welfare of subjects involved in the human research that it oversees.

Have a question about human subject research oversight? Email us at or give us a call at (501) 686-5667.

You can also contact the UAMS IRB at the above email and phone number if you’re a research participant and have a question, comment, or complaint that you’re not able to resolve with the study team or you’d like to speak to someone not directly involved in your study.

The Tuskegee Experiment in the above picture was one of the studies behind the effort to formalize human subject protections. Find out more information about this study.