The IRB supports OSU’s commitment to research by working to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects who participate in research; promoting the ethical principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice; and by assisting the OSU community in ensuring compliance with the standards set forth in the Common Rule (45 CFR 46) by the Department of Health and Human Services. To fulfill the agreement underlying OSU’s federal assurance, and to satisfy institutional policy, all faculty and staff must submit for IRB review any research project involving human subjects. IRB approval for these projects must be granted prior to the initiation of any study activities, including recruitment or analysis of existing data.

Federal Wide Assurance (FWA): 00003920 expires 05/19/2019

New resource for graduate students planning to conduct research with human subjects

GRAD 522 Preparing an IRB Submission: Workshop-style course resulting in submission-ready applications


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