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Helpful Research Resources

Clinical Trials Office
1415 Woodland Avenue, Suite 218, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-6727

Institutional Review Board Office
Attn: Jody Weese
700 E. University Ave, Suite West-597
Des Moines, Iowa 50316
(515) 263-5551

Kathy Carroll Karpowicz

Director of Ethics, Palliative Care, and HRPP
Research Subject Advocate
(515) 241-5711

Helpful Online Research Resources

NIH Human Research Subjects Protection Tutorial

  • A tutorial that focuses primarily on the Belmont Report principles of respect for persons, beneficence and justice
  • Required by IRB

The Belmont Report

  • Ethical framework for the conduct of research

Good Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • International ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials
  • Provides a unified standard for European Union, Japan and the US to facilitate mutual acceptance of clinical data by the regulatory authorities

Clinical Trials

  • Listing of clinical trials registered with the National Library of Medicine
  • Helpful to access to determine what trials are being conducted for a given drug


  • Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • Assures safety and efficacy of drugs

FDA 1572 form (Statement of Investigator)

  • Submitted to FDA by sponsor for those serving as Principal Investigator
  • Section 9 details the responsibilities of an investigator

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs

  • An independent, non-profit accrediting body to ensure human research subjects protection programs are meeting rigorous standards for quality and protection

Association for Clinical Research Professionals

  • A resource for clinical research professionals to assist with educational and networking needs of researchers