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 2017
September 6, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 4, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 1, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 6, 2017
December 20, 2017
Meeting Date - Winter 2018
January 3, 2018
January 17, 2018
February 7, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 7, 2018
March 21, 201
Meeting Date - Spring 2018
April 4, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 2, 2018
May 16, 2018
June 6, 2018
June 20, 2018
Meeting Date - Summer 2018
July 18, 2018
August 1, 2018
August 15, 2018

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.