The UAMS Institutional Review Board is a group of people who review proposed human subject research studies to ensure the rights, safety, and welfare of research participants are protected. We seek a diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints on our institutional review board, and welcome reviewers from both within UAMS / Arkansas Children’s and the community. We hold our meetings virtually, making it possible for people from across the state to serve as reviewers.
Institutional Review Board reviewers make it possible for our researchers to do human subject research in a way that protects the people who volunteer in studies. We review a wide variety of research projects, such as those testing new, unapproved drugs and medical devices; those assessing social determinants of health or exposure to toxins; and studies of dietary interventions; brain functioning; and countless other topics. We can only carry out this research with the oversight of a committed, diverse institutional review board.
If you’re interested in learning more about joining the UAMS Institutional Review Board as a reviewer, please complete the form below, and the Institutional Review Board office will follow up with you.
Institutional Review Board Reviewer Application Form
Thank you for your interest in learning more about UAMS Institutional Review Board membership. This form is designed to give you information about what Institutional Review Board membership involves, and to capture the information we need to select a broad range of reviewer candidates. Note that all responses are kept confidential and will not be shared outside the Institutional Review Board office.