Department of Defense Research


Research conducted or supported by a DoD Component requires additional information to be submitted to the IRB with the research application. Investigators should complete and attach a completed DoD Supplement Form to their IRB application submission.

DoD-related research typically requires additional compliance activities, documentation and subject protections. You should anticipate and plan for these requirements, which may require significant coordination of timing and activities among offices and institutions.

A Department of Defense (DoD) Component is the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense.

Additionally, investigators and IRB members need to be informed of the specific requirements for research that is conducted or supported by a DoD Component (e.g. through a contract, grant cooperative agreement or other arrangement).  This web page is intended for use by both the investigator and IRB members in order to comply with any required regulations.  

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign IRB follows IRB SOPs, IRB guidance, and DoD regulation when reviewing human subject research supported and regulated by the DoD.  In conducting these reviews, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign IRB will refer to and follow the applicable Department of Defense regulations. 

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