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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Please familiarize yourself with our HRPP Procedures. The below link has all the information you need to conduct research at UnityPoint Health Des Moines. If you have additional questions after viewing the HRPP Procedures, please contact the IRB Office at irbsubmissions@unitypoint.org.

*Please be sure to review the appropriate section of IRB procedures when applicable: 

  • pre-2018 Regulations for studies approved prior to 1/21/19
  • 2018 regulations for studies approved 1/21/19 and after

HRPP Procedures 

IRB Procedures (May 15, 2019)

Table of Contents (January 17, 2019)

 I - III.Leadership.Charge.Policy

IV.A(1) - (11) - Scope and Authorities

IV.B - Definitions 

IV.C - Assuring Compliance with this Policy

IV.D(1) - (13) - IRB Membership

IV.E.(1) - (5) - IRB Functions and Operations

IV.F.(1) - (16) - Initial Review of Research by the IRB

IV.G.(1) - (4) - Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Research Subjects or Others

IV.H.(1) - (9) - Continuing Review of Research by the IRB

IV.I.(1) - (7) - Expedited Review Procedures.pdf

IV.J.(1) - (3) - Criteria for IRB Approval of Research.pdf

IV.K.(1) - (2) - Info to be Submitted for Review by the IRB.pdf

IV.L.(1) - (3) - Principal Investigator.pdf

IV.M.(1) - (2) - Review by Institution.pdf

IV.N.(1) - (10) - Suspension or Termination of IRB Approval of Research.pdf

IV.O.(1) - (2) - Local Notification of Initiation of NCI CIRB Studies.pdf

IV.P.(1) - (2) -Central IRB Acceptance of Industry Sponsored Studies.011619.pdf

IV.Q.(1) - (4) -Relations with Other IRBs and Other Institutions.pdf

IV.R (1) - (3) - IRB Records.pdf

IV.S (1) - (12) - General Requirements of Informed Consent.pdf

IV.T (1) - (4) - Documentation of Informed Consent.pdf

IV.U (1) - (4) - Obtaining Consent on Behalf of Those Who Lack Decision Making Capacity

IV.V (1) - (4) - Recruitment of Research Subjects

IV.W (1) - (2) - Use of Investigational Products in Unanticipated Situations

IV.X (1) - (2) - Emergency Research Consent Exception

IV.Y (1) - (8) - Responding to Non-Compliance with Human Research Protection Program Requirements

IV. Z (1) - (11) -Use of Protected Health Information for Research

IV. AA - Conflict of Interest Disclosure

IV. BB (1) - (5) - Humanitarian Use Devices and Humanitarian Device Exemptions

IV. CC - Additional Protections for Pregnant Women, Human Fetuses and Neonates Involved in Research (Subpart B)

IV. DD. Protections Pertaining to Biomedical and Behavioral Research Involving Prisoners as Subjects (Subpart C)

IV. FF. HRPP Quality Assessment and Improvement

IV. GG. Revision History


The UnityPoint Health Des Moines IRB follows DHHS and FDA federal regulations: 

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21   (FDA)

TITLE 45 PUBLIC WELFARE Department of Health and Human Services PART 46 PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS   (DHHS) - pre-2018 regulations for studies approved prior to 1/20/19

 DHHS/OHRP Common Rule - Part 45CFR46 - Revised Common Rule 1/19/17  - 2018 regulations for studies approved on or after implementation date of 1/21/19 (see pages 111-121 of the document)