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.
  2. All study team members must complete the online ethics training modules. Students should use their OSU ONID email address wherever an email address is requested (primary, secondary, and institutional address fields), and faculty and staff should use their 'firstname.lastname@oregonstate.edu' email address in those fields. A match between your email address in CITI and in Banner is what enables your training records to be linked to your profile in Cayuse.
  3. Create a consent or assent document or guide and other study documents, such as recruitment materials and test instruments (e.g., questionnaires, surveys, interview or focus group guides, etc.).
  4. If you have questions or need assistance from HRPP staff, you can request a remote advising session.
  5. Contact Chris Nelson at the Writing Center if you would like help with improving the quality of protocol and consent documents.
  6. The Office of Information Security is happy to collaborate with researchers early in protocol development to ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect research data. Data security plans for systems storing Level 3 data must be reviewed by the Information Security Office. If you wish to schedule a research security consultation, please email Information.SecurityOffice@oregonstate.edu.
  7. If you are proposing research that involves accessing OSU student records, complete the feasibility determination form required by the Office of the Registrar and review the guidance on students and employees as research subjects for additional instructions.
  8. Contact the Research Conflict of Interest Program Administrator if you have financial conflicts of interest related to your research.
  9. Contact the Oregon State University Advantage team about any transfer of biological materials to or from OSU.

NOTE: As of November 2022, all human subjects research applications are submitted in Cayuse. For more information about the transition, please visit the HRPP Cayuse Transition website.

The application form allows users to submit new IRB applications for review, requests for oversight determinations, and requests for OSU to cede oversight to an external IRB.

  1. Login to Cayuse with your OSU ONID credentials
  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner and select My Profile
  3. Click on Trainings and Certifications and confirm the accuracy of your training history. If you do not see your training records, login to your existing CITI account and ensure that the correct OSU email address was used (see step 2 under 'Pre-submission steps' above)
  4. Complete the IRB Application in Cayuse. (Have study instruments, recruitment, and consent documents available.) Please contact us with your questions, suggestions, and any training requests.

Please use these screenshots for submitting a new initial application.