Institutional Review Board
Application Review Process
- Application Review Process
The OSU IRB Office, located in the Office of University Research Compliance (URC) coordinates the receipt and review of all IRB applications. The URC staff will pre-review the application to ensure that all of the necessary materials are provided for IRB review. If additional information is needed before review can begin, you will be contacted via the IRBManager system. The application is assigned a unique number that is used to track it through the system.
- Protocol Continuation
Ensuring responsible conduct of research must be an on-going process. DHHS regulations at [45 CFR 46.109(e)] require the continuing review of human subjects research by the IRB at intervals appropriate to the degree of risk.
The goals of this process are to re-evaluate the acceptability of the risk/benefit ratio and subject safeguards, and to confirm that the approved protocol has been followed.
Any research activity initially reviewed and approved by the OSU IRB is subject to continuing review.