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Research Ethics & Compliance

HRPP Toolkit

The HRPP Toolkit library is a set of documents primarily for use and reference by the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), IRB staff, and IRB members. The research community is encouraged to review the documents that may pertain to their studies, including the standard operating procedures for consent processes and documentation (HRP-090, HRP-091).

Investigator Manual

The Investigator Manual is designed to guide investigators through the policies and procedures relating to the conduct of human research that are specific to The University of Alabama.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

These standard operating procedures (SOPs) describe policies and procedures related to IRB review, management, and function.


IRB staff and members use these worksheets as a reference when reviewing IRB submissions to enhance compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.


IRB members and staff use these checklists to consider and document regulatory items and enhance compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.

Templates & Forms

Investigators preparing IRB submissions use these templates for protocols and consent documents. Additional IRB templates are provided to promote transparency of IRB operations. Forms are used by IRB staff, members, and investigators as a reference or tool for IRB submissions.

General Documents

These general documents are for general information and use by the IRB and investigators.

Other Resources & Guidance

Find other resources and guidance related to IRB submissions.