Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Human Subjects

tuskeegee newspaperGet information about conducting research and working with the IRB during the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas.  Most recent update: June 3, 2020, with updated institutional guidelines about conducting research.

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.