Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

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The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the University of Oregon's Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB is an independent committee required under federal regulations to review and approve or disapprove, as well as monitor, research involving human participants.  The mission of the CPHS/IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of par in University of Oregon Research.

Submissions eligible for the Exempt or Expedited review process are reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

IRB Meeting Dates for Full Board Review
Note: The meeting dates below only apply to submissions requiring review by the fully convened IRB.
Meeting Date - Fall 2016
September 21, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 2, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 7, 2016
December 21, 2016
Meeting Date - Winter 2017
January 4, 2017
January 18, 2017
February 1, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 1, 2017
March 15, 2017
Meeting Date - Spring 2017
April 5, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 3, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 7, 2017
June 21, 2017
Meeting Date - Summer 2017
July 5, 2017
July 19, 2017
August 2, 2017

Meetings start at 8:30a.m. and are held at 677 East 12th Ave, Suite 500 (5th floor) in the main conference room (Mt. Hood - room 506).

Protocols may be submitted at any time. Once a protocol is determined to require full board review and is ready for consideration by the fully convened IRB, the protocol is assigned to the next available committee meeting agenda.  

NOTE: Meetings will be canceled if there are no protocol submissions.

Committee Meeting Attendance

Frequently, the committee will request a representative of the research team attend the meeting in order to explain and/or clarify portions of the proposed research. In such instances, a Research Compliance Services (RCS) staff member will contact the investigator with the anticipated time the protocol will be considered.

The investigator in attendance should be prepared to provide a brief 2-3 minute overview of the proposed research focusing on the procedures involving human subjects, the risks, and the measures in place to mitigate the risks. The floor will then be opened up to members of the board to ask any immediate questions. Afterwards, the investigator will be excused for the final deliberation and vote. An RCS Staff member will contact the investigator by the end of the week to convey the meeting outcome.