Human Subjects


Link to an article about the Office of Research Integrity entitled, "Assuring Research Integrity at PSU"

The IRB has a draft Standard Operating Procedures Manual.  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 (ORI).  She can be reached at or 503-725-5484.

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 # is FWA 00000091

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


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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)