Questions & Concerns
Complaints, concerns, or questions may be raised by past, present, and potential research participants, as well as family members, designated spokespersons, study team members, or anyone.
University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services
If you wish to raise a concern about research involving human participants, when that research has been reviewed by the University of Minnesota’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), you should contact the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).
If you provide your contact information and request a return call/email, an HRPP staff member will respond to you within one business day. However, you do not have to provide your contact information to submit a concern.
- Call the Research Participants’ Advocate Line: (612) 625-1650
- Submit feedback online: z.umn.edu/hrppfeedback
- Send a letter:
D-528 Mayo MMC 820
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Gillette Children’s Specialty Care
If you or your child are participating in a study at Gillette, you may share your concerns directly with Gillette.
- Call the Patient Representative Line: (651) 578-5218
- Submit feedback online: https://www.gillettechildrens.org/contact-us
If you are a University of Minnesota employee, and you have observed a situation you believe violates a law, regulation or university policy, please report concerns to your supervisor, the appropriate University administrator, or submit a UReport.