Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the University of Oregon's Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB is an independent committee required under federal regulations to review and approve or disapprove, as well as monitor, research involving human participants. The mission of the CPHS/IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of par in University of Oregon research.

Submissions eligible for the Exempt or Expedited review process are reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

IRB Meeting Dates for Full Board Review
Note: The meeting dates below only apply to submissions requiring review by the fully convened IRB.

Meeting Date - Fall 2019
September 4, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 2, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 6, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 4, 2019
December 18, 2019
Meeting Date - Winter 2020
January 15, 2020
February 5, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 18, 2020
Meeting Date - Spring 2020
April 1, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 6, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 3, 2020
June 17, 2020
Meeting Date - Summer 2020
July 1, 2020
July 15, 2020
August 5, 2020
August 19, 2020

Meetings start at 8:30a.m. and are held at 677 East 12th Ave, Suite 500 in the main conference room (Mt. Hood - Room 506).

Protocols may be submitted at any time. Once a protocol is determined to require full board review and is ready for consideration by the fully convened IRB, the protocol is assigned to the next available committee meeting agenda.  

NOTE: Meetings will be canceled if there are no protocol submissions.

Committee Meeting Attendance

Frequently, the committee will request a representative of the research team attend the meeting in order to explain and/or clarify portions of the proposed research. In such instances, a Research Compliance Services (RCS) staff member will contact the investigator with the anticipated time the protocol will be considered.

The investigator in attendance should be prepared to provide a brief 2-3 minute overview of the proposed research focusing on the procedures involving human subjects, the risks, and the measures in place to mitigate the risks. The floor will then be opened up to members of the board to ask any immediate questions. Afterwards, the investigator will be excused for the final deliberation and vote. An RCS Staff member will contact the investigator by the end of the week to convey the meeting outcome.


If you have questions, please contact Research Compliance Services.