Office of Research Compliance

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, which can be located here.

The Office of Research Compliance will hold several training session 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, December 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:30 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.

Resources Regarding Changes to the Human Subjects Regulations

IRB Submission Procedures

IRB Meeting Schedule

Ohio University's Policy on Human Subjects Research

Office of Research Compliance Policy / Procedure Guidelines

Standard Operating Procedures

Authorization Agreements

Guidance Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

Required CITI Training


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