UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Assurance and Registration

FWA No.: FWA00000047 (EXPIRES 4/23/2018)
IORG No.: IORG0000492 (EXPIRES 8/31/2015)
IRB Registration No. : IRB00000814

Protection of the rights and welfare of persons who are enrolled in research at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is an institutional responsibility.

Research at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is based on the principles of Respect for Persons, Beneficence and Justice as set forth in "The Ethical Principles of Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research" described in the Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (the Belmont Report).

Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines has primary responsibility for evaluating and overseeing protections for human research subjects.

Jody Weese
IRB Coordinator
F: 515-263-5553

700 East University Avenue, West 597
Des Moines, IA 50316

IRB Calendar
The UnityPoint Health-Des Moines IRB meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. Deadline to submit materials for full board review is the 3rd Friday the month prior to the IRB meeting. Please submit materials electronically at irbsubmissions@unitypoint.org or by sending hard copy materials to the IRB Office. When submitting electronically, please submit Word or Excel documents whenever possible. Protocols and investigator brochures can be submitted in pdf format.