Human Subjects

Notice of Delay 

Please note that due to temporary staffing shortages in the Office of Research Integrity, turnaround times for submissions will be delayed over the next several weeks.

General Information

The Institutional Review Board (IRB), also known as the Human Subjects Research Review Committee (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 requiring full review (activities involve more than minimal risk to participants) must be submitted two weeks in advance of the meeting (the first Friday of the month) to be included on the full board agenda.  NOTE: Expedited and Exempt research protocols are not subject to the monthly meeting deadline.

Please plan for at least 2 to 6 weeks between submission of an IRB application and review by the IRB.

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

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


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IRB (Human Subjects Research Review Committee)
Research Integrity / Research & Strategic Partnerships (RSP)
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
503-725-2227 (1-877-480-4400)
503-725-8170 (fax)
Contact information to provide in consent form templates:

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