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Information for Researchers

Biomedical Research Section

Researcher Manual

Download the manual, describing researcher and research staff responsibilities.

Policy Manual

Download HRPP policies and a description of revisions to policies.

Contact HRPP staff to ask questions, discuss problems or concerns, request information, or offer suggestions, or report undue influence.

Telephone: 850-245-4585
Mailing Address:

Human Research Protection Program
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-24
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1749

IRB Fees

Fees are required for IRB review, except a fee is not required for the following:

  • The research is conducted by a student who is a candidate for a degree at a university in Florida.
  • Research conducted by a DOH employee, contracted employees, or researcher conducting research at the request of the Department, UNLESS the study is industry sponsored, or sponsored by a for-profit organization.
  • Notification of study closure
  • Continuing Review applications submitted during the no-cost extension period or afterward when the study remains open with no funding
  • Amendments submitted as part of continuing review
  • Amendments related to personnel changes only