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Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board

Our mission ~ to ensure the protection of human research subjects by conducting scientific and ethical review of research studies while providing leadership and education for the research community.
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COVID-19 and Research at Duke

Information and processes regarding COVID-19 and the conduct of research continue to evolve, as the pandemic changes.  View all previous DUHS IRB communications regarding COVID-19.


The Duke University Health System Human Research Protection Program has been fully accredited by AAHRPP since 2009.

AAHRPP accreditation demonstrates that an organization's Human Research Protection Program is focused first and foremost on excellence.  To learn more, click the AAHRPP seal.