Advising will continue remotely. Please see the COVID-19 Information site for current information.
The IRB office hosts Student Hours for OSU students with questions or concerns about the IRB process. We encourage students to attend as early on in their application process as possible, but we will gladly provide support at any point during the lifecycle of a study.
Human Research Protection Program Office, B308 Kerr Administration Building
Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to take advantage of this resource. No appointment necessary. Students not located on the Corvallis campus can schedule an advising appointment using the meeting request form.
Program Staff has reserved time to meet with faculty and staff researchers on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1:30 - 4:30 pm, by appointment.
We will not review documents before these meetings. Please come prepared to ask questions and discuss your study plan. We encourage you to bring your submission materials with you so that you have the option of incorporating elements of the discussion into your protocol or related documents during the meeting. For a 30-minute appointment, please complete and submit a meeting request form.
Researchers with IRB-related appointments on Bring Your Kids to Campus Day, or any other day, should feel free to bring their kids with them. We have a kids' corner in the Office of Research Integrity. Faculty and students with kids in tow need not miss out on in-office resources offered by the Human Research Protection Program.
Upon request, Program Staff are available to present on the following topics:
To request a presentation, please complete and submit a meeting request form.
Upon request by your group of three or more faculty members and held at your location:
To schedule a workshop or request a group training session, please complete and submit a meeting request form.
The research community has a responsibility to ensure that the treatment of human subjects in research meets the highest ethical standard. Recognizing this responsibility, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires NIH funding recipients to certify training in the ethical use of humans in research. Endorsing the goals of such training, the OSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires education in the protection of human research participants for all researchers conducting research involving human subjects, not just those receiving NIH funding.
Required training must be complete for all study team members prior to submitting a research application to the Human Research Protection Program. Research ethics training must be renewed every three years. This can be accomplished by completing the initial or refresher course offered by CITI.
If you have an OSU affiliation (faculty, staff, or student), you must use your OSU email address for the primary and institutional addresses in the CITI registration. Employees must use first.last @ oregonstate.edu and students must use their ONID email address. Use of other OSU email variations or personal addresses will prevent your training records from appearing in iRIS.
Complete and pass the appropriate CITI Course. Learners can do this by selecting Group 1 or Group 2 under Human Subjects Protection (not Responsible Conduct of Research).
There are two training options:
If a non-OSU study team member is unable to complete, or provide proof of completion, of the above described training (for reasons such as illiteracy or inability to use a computer) please contact the HRPP Office for additional options. Additionally, CITI training is no longer offered in languages other than English. PIs with study team members needing ethics training presented in languages other than English should contact the HRPP Administrator to discuss a plan for providing training for those researchers.
In addition to the above required modules, complete and pass the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.
Please see the FAQ on ethics training for additional instructions.
Beginning January 2017, OSU will require that research ethics training be renewed every three years. This can be accomplished by completing the initial or refresher course offered by CITI. If your training has expired and you completed the NIH course, or the CITI training prior to 2004, you will need to complete the initial CITI course.