About Us


Anil Gollahalli, University Vice President and General Counsel

Welcome to the Office of Human Research Participant Protection (HRPP) website. The HRPP was established by the University of Oklahoma to support the University’s commitment to the protection of human participants in research.

The HRPP not only encompasses the Institutional Review Boards’ review of research but also extends the mission to provide guidance and resources to investigators and research teams through education, quality improvement, and outreach programs.

The HRPP has earned full accreditation through the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.Attainment of accreditation demonstrates the University’s commitment to excellence in research and the protection of research participants.

As the Organizational Official, my responsibilities include overseeing the HRPP on both the Health Sciences Center and Norman campuses and acting for and approving actions regarding and on behalf of the HRPP.

Listed below are other key institutional officials and their relation to the HRPP:

  • Melany Dickens-Ray, Chief of Staff, Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships, serves as the Institutional Official for the Norman Campus.
  • Jason Sanders, M.D., Senior Vice President & Provost, serves as the Institutional Official for the Health Sciences Center Campus.
  • Sandra Nettleton, Director of Compliance, oversees operation of the Office of HRPP for the Norman Campus.
  • James Tomasek, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, oversees operation of the Office of HRPP for the Health Sciences Center Campus.

OUHSC Contact

865 Research Parkway, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

ph: (405) 271-2045
fax: (405) 271-1677

Email Us: irb@ouhsc.edu

Norman Contact

Five Partners Place
201 Stephenson Parkway, Suite 4200
Norman, OK 73019

ph: (405) 325-8110

Email Us: irb@ou.edu