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.

Wednesday, May 25, the Research Administration Portal (RAP) IRB module will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m.

We expect the module will be unavailable throughout the entire workday due to planned work in support of the RAP suite implementation. Please plan your IRB submissions accordingly. We advise you to submit new studies, modifications, continuing reviews, or events prior to or after May 25.

Additionally, if you think you will need access to your approved IRB study(ies) and/or materials on May 25, we encourage you to save a local copy prior to that date. If you have questions, please contact Research Compliance Services by phone (541-346-2510) or email (

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.

Additionally, RCS is working to respond to COVID-19.  While our physical office has closed to the public, we continue to operate remotely.  Review times have been impacted and your patience is appreciated.  Please ensure you are familiar with the additional investigator responsibilities and institutional restrictions on permitted research activities. See the RCS Guidance on Submitting Human Subject Research during COVID-19 for more information and resources.

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!