When preparing an initial submission, please complete the applicable steps below. If you are not sure whether IRB review of your project is required, complete and submit the oversight determination form to irb@oregonstate.edu. Note that not all of these steps are required for each project.

In Office Reviews and Advising

Step 1:  Determine who will be the Principal Investigator (PI). To qualify as a Principal Investigator, individuals must have an OSU appointment and be working within the scope of that appointment in performing the research.

Step 2: All study team members must complete the online ethics training modules

Step 3: If you are collaborating with another institution, please see additional instructions

Step 4: Make the initial determination of the level of review for your study

Step 5: Download and complete the current versions of the initial application and protocol. If you need more space than the study team table provides, please complete and submit the additional study team members table.

Step 6: Create a consent or assent document or guide

Step 7: Additional documents typically required for review

1. Recruitment Materials

2. Test Instruments (e.g. questionnaires, surveys, interview guides, focus group guides, etc.)

Additional steps when applicable:

Step 8: If you are proposing research that involves accessing OSU student records, complete the feasibility determination form required by the Office of the Registrar and see the HRPP guidance on students and employees as research subjects for additional instructions.

Step 9: Complete forms or requirements related to vulnerable populations and others requiring additional safeguards

Step 10: Complete forms related to Biological Materials or Radiation Safety

Step 11: If you are proposing research that involves a drug, biologic, dietary supplement, food, or medical device, please incorporate the relevant sections of the FDA supplement into the primary protocol template.

Step 12: Contact the Conflict of Interest Administrator to discuss any research-related conflicts of interest

Step 13: Contact Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development about any transfer of biological materials to or from OSU

Step 14: Contact Dennis Bennett at the Writing Center if you would like help with improving the quality of protocol and consent documents