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 2018
September 5, 2018
September 19, 2018
October 3, 2018
October 17, 2018
November 7. 2018
November 21, 2018
December 5, 2018
December 19, 2018
Meeting Date - Winter 2019
January 2, 2019
January 16, 2019
February 6, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 6, 2019
March 20, 2019
Meeting Date - Spring 2019
April 3, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 1, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 7, 2019
June 19, 2019
Meeting Date - Summer 2019
July 3, 2019
July 17, 2019
August 7, 2019
August 21, 2019

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.