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.


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 or call 740-593-0664.