Ohio University

Human Subjects (IRB)

All studies that involve humans are potentially subject to federal government regulations. This includes everything from clinical trials to surveys, interviews, and observation. Any research -- including masters and doctoral projects -- that calls for participation by people must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before the project can begin. All researchers who conduct human subjects research must complete the required CITI training.

The Office of Research Compliance will hold several training sessions to help faculty, staff and students with any questions they may have about the IRB review process and / or the LEO electronic IRB system. The sessions are scheduled as follows.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Monday, February 10, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:00 - 11:00 AM

The first hour of each session will be an introduction to the foundations of IRB review, including regulations / OU policy, and review levels followed by a brief demonstration of the LEO electronic IRB system. The second hour of each session will be devoted to assisting attendees seeking guidance with their protocol submissions and answering any questions regarding the IRB review process. The sessions will be held in RTEC 102, and will be limited to 25 attendees per session. RSVP is not required, but you can email compliance@ohio.edu to reserve a spot.

Need help? For more information on research involving human subjects, email compliance@ohio.edu or call 740-593-0664.