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

No upcoming trainings are currently planned. However, we periodically offer training on different topics. For example, Research Compliance Services (RCS) offered a “RAP 101-Basics for Human Subject Researchers” introductory training session highlighting useful features in the RAP IRB Module and a basic tour of the IRB RAP module. A recording is available on the Human Subject Research/IRB Trainings page. If additional trainings are offered again in the future, we will advertise them here and also on the OVPRI newsletter the Frontline

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!