Human Subjects Research

Our Research Compliance Services unit supports the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), which serves as the University of Oregon's Institutional Review Board (IRB). The mission of the CPHS/IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of people participating in University of Oregon research.

Upcoming Trainings

Research Compliance Services (RCS) is offering two virtual training sessions in March to assist researchers with using the IRB Module of the Research Administration Portal (RAP). Join us for “RAP 101-Basics for Human Subject Researchers”.  This introductory training session will highlight useful features in the RAP IRB Module and will provide attendees with a basic tour of the IRB RAP module.  If you are interested in attending, please email to receive an invite with the training link.  The sessions will be held March 11, 2024 1:30-2:30pm, OR Tuesday, March 19, 9:30-10:30; the trainings will cover the same content.  A recording will be made and available later on the Human Subject Research/IRB Trainings page.

Human Subjects Research Information

For information on human subjects research, including instructions on applying for review and approval of research projects involving human subjects, please see the links below.

All studies (both RAP and Legacy) can now be accessed in the RAP. See the Transitioning Studies to the RAP  for more information.  Access the RAP here.

Reminders - Submit/Resubmit:

  • If you are working on a new submission, make sure you click "Submit" on the left hand side of the page in the RAP (under Next Steps) to submit your study for review. The review process cannot begin until this step is complete.
  • If you were asked to make changes during IRB review, make sure you click "Submit Response" on the left hand side of the page in the RAP (under Next Steps) to resubmit your study for review. The review process cannot continue until this step is complete.


If you have questions, please contact Research Compliance Services.

Please take a moment to complete the RCS Satisfaction and Accessibility Survey. This survey provides feedback to Research Compliance Services for program evaluation. Your responses can be anonymous, and you are not required to answer all questions. We greatly appreciate your time and feedback!