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Research Subject Protection Program & Institutional Review Board

Fostering safe, innovative human subject research

Research Subject Protection Program & Institutional Review Board

Please read more about restrictions on human subject research.

Welcome to Aurora Health Care’s RSPP

Aurora Health Care’s Research Subject Protection Program (RSPP) oversees research across Aurora. We ensure that research complies with federal law to protect human research subjects. Our IRB is part of the RSPP.

What Is an IRB?

Understanding the Institutional Review Board

The IRB is the board that reviews research proposals for legal and ethical compliance. Any research with human subjects must have IRB approval. Our IRB has the authority to approve, reject or require modifications to these projects. No project can proceed without IRB approval.

Current Research

Search Clinical Trials

Health care providers and scientists conduct a wide variety of research through the Aurora Research Institute. These studies include clinical trials, which test new therapies that are not yet widely available. You can look through current trials by specialty and condition. Search clinical trials.

Information for Participants

Our RSPP exists to protect the people who participate in our research. Potential or current research participants, learn more about subject information and read patient stories.


Common Terms & Acronyms Used by the Aurora RSPP

The IRB review and approval process involves many terms and acronyms that may be new to you. Please reference our RSPP glossary [PDF] for assistance.

IRB Review Fees

See Our Latest Fee Schedule

We charge initial review fees and annual review fees for all human subject research studies under our oversight and for those that have been ceded to an external IRB. Check to make sure you have the latest information about Aurora IRB review fees.

Contact the RSPP/IRB Office

We’re here to answer your research documentation questions.

Resources & Forms

Download templates for IRB application, informed consent and more.

How to Participate

Find out more about ways to participate in research.

About Our RSPP

Learn about our mission and how we protect research participants.


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