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.

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.

Research Compliance Services is implementing the IRB Module of the Research Administration Portal (RAP).  As of January 25, 2021, newly established studies will need to be submitted through the IRB Module of the RAP.  Legacy studies will continue to use legacy systems (e.g., email) until legacy studies are migrated into the new system in Spring 2021.  See the Transitioning to the RAP IRB module for more information. 

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.

RCS Satisfaction and Accessibility Survey: This survey is to feedback to Research Compliance Services. Your responses can be anonymous, and you are not required to answer all questions. We greatly appreciate your time and feedback!