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.

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.

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!