What's New (Norman Campus)

Ways to contact us:
Phone: Please call the mainline at 405-325-8110.
If we are out of the office, we have forwarded the phones to our cell phones, so please do not hang up when the voicemail message comes on. After playing the voicemail message, the phone system will transfer to one of our cell phones. If you call after-hours and must leave a message, please do so. We are set up to receive voicemail alerts, so we will get back with you as soon as possible!

OU IRB Norman Campus Website:
https://compliance.ouhsc.edu/HRPP - under Researcher & Coordinator, select Norman Campus; Select tabs: Researcher’s Toolkit and/or Education & Training.
We have a lot of information on our website! This includes guidance on the application process, including step-by-step instructions on how to start a study, and templates that you will need to complete the process. We also have instructions on our website regarding the required CITI Social Behavioral Course training.

IRB Office

Shelly Smith
IRB Administrative Assistant

Karen “Kat” Braswell
IRB Administrator

Nicole Cunningham
IRB Quality Improvement,
Education & Training Coordinator

Sierra Smith
IRB Director

Monday, December 16, 2019
Norman Campus
Health Science Center Campus

The 2019 Winter Break Closure will be: 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

  • During this time, the HRPP Office will be closed. 
  • The last day the IRB will process submissions is Friday, December 20, 2019
  • No submissions will be processed during the scheduled closure. 

The HRPP and IRB will resume operations when the University re-opens on Thursday, January 2, 2020. 

Friday, December 6, 2019
Norman Campus

The Annual Check-In Form is now available for all research studies that have a “Check-In Req” study status.  The Annual Check-In Form is submitted instead of the Continuing Review/Final Report form. Read below for more information about the process:

  • WHO: Research studies with a “Check-In Req” study status.
  • WHAT: Submit an Annual Check-In Form by the listed due date (same field as the expiration date in iRIS) to keep the study active in iRIS or to inactivate the study.
  • WHEN: Investigators must submit by the due date listed in iRIS (and listed in the notification email).
  • WHERE: The Annual Check-In Form is available in iRIS in the same area as all submission forms, including Modification/Notification, Continuing Review, NC Protocol Deviation Report, and more.
  • HOW:
    • Annual Check-In Notifications will be sent to investigators and study contacts approximately 30 days prior to the check-in due date.
    • Investigators/Study Contacts will create and submit the Annual Check-In Form in iRIS.
    • Based on the information provided, the form should be processed administratively by HRPP Staff.
  • WHY: Under the 2018 Common Rule, annual continuing review is no longer required for certain minimal risk studies. These studies are identified in iRIS with a “Check-In Req” study status. Per HRPP Policy 404: Continuing Review, an administrative check-in is required annually to monitor the progress of the research.

Please contact IRB Office at 405-325-8110 if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Monday, November 18, 2019
Norman Campus
Health Science Center Campus

Notice of Scheduled Maintenance for iRIS


*** iRIS will be offline Thursday, November 21st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm (CST) for scheduled maintenance. ***

iRIS will not be available during this time. Users should be able to access iRIS after the planned maintenance period ends.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Norman Campus
Health Science Center Campus

Effective 11/5/2019: The civil fines for non-compliance with ClinicalTrials.gov registration and reporting results requirements has increased to $12,103. 


Visit the ClinicalTrials.gov resource page for more information.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Norman Campus

Revised SOPs have been published on the HRPP website, effective 9/3/2019, and can be found here.  

TWO new SOPs have been published:

SOPs with a whole version number (e.g. 9, 10, 11...) contain revised and/or new content. 

SOPs with a "xx.1" version number (e.g. 9.1, 10.1, 11.1) contain formatting changes only. The content of those SOPs remain the same. 

Please contact your appropriate campus IRB if you have questions regarding the updated policies.  


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