The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and IRB support 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.

All research projects involving human subjects must be submitted for IRB review. IRB approval for these projects must be granted prior to the initiation of any study activities, including recruitment or analysis of existing data.

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