Healing Arts Screening / Human Subjects Research

Human subject research using radiation requires the approval of the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), Iowa State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).  EH&S will work with the Principal Investigator in preparing their proposal for approval by each committee and submit the Healing Arts Screen Application to IDPH.  Research proposals must indicate overwhelming benefit(s) while minimizing risk to the human subjects. When the use of a dual energy x-ray (DXA/DEXA) system is proposed, the operators must be ISU employees and have obtained all required permits or certifications prior to the submission of the application.  Contact EH&S as early in the process as possible to discuss the details of the research proposal.  Please plan for this approval process to take as long as 6 to 9 months to complete.

Publications and Forms

Iowa Department of Public Health Healing Arts Screening Application Requirements (PDF)