Human Subjects


December 2015: 
The draft Standard Operating Procedures Manual has been updated. We know that the formatting needs updating, but invite all to read and provide feedback on the content of this document. Please provide feedback directly to Lorraine McConnell, Director of the Office of Research Integrity at or 503-725-5484.

August 2014: 
The correct contact information for questions regarding being a research participant needs to be included in consent forms. Please use this contact information:

     PSU Institutional Review Board
     Office of Research Integrity
     1600 SW 4th Ave., Market Center Building, Ste. 620
     Portland, OR 97201
     (503) 725-2227 or 1 (877) 480-4400

This address and phone number(s) must be used in consent forms. Please review our consent templates, or contact our office, if there are any questions related to this requirement.

June 2014: 
Here is a link to an article about the Office of Research Integrity entitled, "Assuring Research Integrity at PSU" to learn more about our office and staff members. 

General Information

The Institutional Review Board (IRB), [aka HSRRC], regulates PSU research activities involving human subjects and provides independent determination on the methods, risks, benefits, and rights involved in human subjects research.

The PSU IRB is scheduled to meet the third Friday of each month.  Protocols must be submitted two weeks in advance of the meeting (the first Friday of the month) to be included on the full board agenda for full review protocols.  

Per PSU policy, please plan for a minimum of 4-6 weeks between submission of an IRB application and approval from the IRB.

Portland State University's Federal Wide Assurance Number:  FWA 00000091

Portland State University's Institutional Review Board Registration Number:  IRB 1 = #00000903


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Required Training

IRB Committee Roster

Useful Links

Other Training Opportunities


Human Subjects Research Review Committee
Research + Strategic Partnerships (RSP)
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
503-725-2227 (1-877-480-4400)
503-725-8170 (fax)