Office of Human Subjects Research

Office of Human Subjects Research

The Human Subjects Research Committee is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for HHRI and the Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS).  Institutional Review Boards are charged by the federal government with protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects.  No human subjects research at this campus or by its faculty may proceed without the HSRC approval.

The Human Subjects Research Committee (HSRC) membership includes hospital and community representatives, scientists and non-scientists.  The HSRC reviews research proposals, considering the risk and benefits to subjects.  It ensures that research subjects provide voluntary and informed consent.  Once a research study is approved, the HSRC monitors its progress and any problems that research subjects may encounter.

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Mailing Address

701 Park Avenue
Shapiro 9.115
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Physical Location

914 South 8th Street
Shapiro 9.115
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone Number and Mail Code

Phone Number: 612-873-6881
Fax Number: 612-873-1646
Inter-Departmental Mail Code: S9.115

IRB Personnel

Craig Peine, MD


Karen Heim-Duthoy, PharmD

Vice Chair

Cindy Hanson

IRB Coordinator

Tracy Schmidt

Senior Research Secretary

Helpful Links

Below are links to the Food and Drug Administration's New Drug Application and Investigational Device Exemption Application, and the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) page on the information on the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research.

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