AURA IRB Requires Secure Connection

While you are not on the UChicago network, AURA IRB requires you to connect to the UChicago network by using a VPN to encrypt your data as it is transmitted across the internet. 

If you have tried to access AURA IRB from the AURA Home page, but are being redirected to this page, then you are not on the UChicago network. Please follow the instructions below:

  • Install/Enable the UChicago VPN:
  • Click on the AURA IRB button, located on the AURA Homepage

Should you need any technical assistance with this process, please contact ITS Support by email,, or by phone at (773) 702-5800.

NOTE: On September 6, 2018, two-factor authentication (2FA) became required to access the UChicago virtual private network (cVPN). If you don't already have an account, register here:

If you have any questions, email or call IT Services at (773) 702-5800.