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Protecting human subjects

Full AAHRPP AccreditationThe IRB reviews research projects that involve human subjects to uphold two broad standards: first, that subjects are not placed at undue risk; second, that they give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation.

With representation from a wide range of scientific disciplines and from outside the academic community, the IRB gives prompt but individualized attention to the numerous research projects at the university.


Download IRB applications, appendices, post-approval submission forms and templates.
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See information on the IRB review process, exempt research categories and post-approval review.
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Find additional resources for biomedical researchers who serve as sponsor-investigators.
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Find details on basic and advanced human subjects' protection training for investigators and research personnel.
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Find out what researchers need to know about IRB policy, best practices and frequently asked questions.
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News & information

Interested in participating in a research study? Here are some things you should know.

IRB now allows researcher attendance at committee meetings at which the PI's study is under review.

Updates for biomedical applications: include a redesigned application form, changes to training requirements and more.

OVPR launches new site to explore the impact of research on our world: Inquiry: Exploring university research

Meetings & deadlines

If your research is greater than minimal risk, it must be reviewed by the convened IRB. Find information on upcoming committee meetings and deadlines.
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