The Social Service Administration Institutional Review Board (SSA IRB) web pages are a resource for all investigators from SSA conducting human subjects research. To access AURA (the electronic research administrative system) click here.
For biological or medical research IRB information, contact the BSD/Hospitals IRB. For all other non-biomedical units and areas of research at the University of Chicago, contact the SBS IRB.
Purpose of SSA IRB:
The University of Chicago's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) requires that ALL research conducted with human subjects or data generated from human subjects be reviewed and approved by an appropriate IRB.
Functions of SSA IRB: