What's New (Norman Campus)

The IRB office has transitioned into a virtual office!
Our office is now telecommuting! We are continuing to process applications, answer phone calls and emails, and our reviewers are reviewing your studies!

Ways to contact us:
Phone: Please call the mainline at 405-325-8110.
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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Norman Campus
Health Science Center Campus

Notice of Transition to New System for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality for Non-NIH Funded Research

(NOT-OD-20-075)  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-075.html

  • NIH is updating its Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC) online system that is used to request an NIH-issued CoC for non-NIH funded research.
  • NIH will no longer accept CoC requests through the current kiosk system effective March 11, 2020.
  • Current users who need a copy of their Certificate or documentation should access and download these items before March 13, 2020 - users will no longer have access to the current system as of March 13, 2020.
  • The new system requires direct submission by an authorized institutional official rather than by the investigator or other research team member.
  • For more information, click the link above to view the NIH notice or visit the OU HRPP CoC page here
Monday, January 6, 2020
Norman Campus
Health Science Center Campus

The IRB Compliance Statement has been revised to include the updated HSC address and website address.

Ten SOPs have been revised and published, effective 1/6/2020, along with an updated combined, searchable PDF:

- 104: COI for Investigators

- 201: Composition of IRB 

- 202: Management of IRB 

- 405: Modifications

- 501: Special Populations 

- 502A: Clinical Research Involving Drugs 

- 502G: Emergency Use 

- 602J: Use of sIRB in Multicenter Research 

- 701: Consent Process & Documentation 

- 1002: Privacy & Confidentiality


The compliance statement and all SOPs are available on the Policies and Procedures page. 

Please contact your campus-appropriate HRPP Office if you have questions or would like more information. 

Thank you. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Norman Campus

New IRB rosters for Boards 1 & 2, effective 1/1/2020, have been published and are available on the Norman Campus IRB Rosters page HERE

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. 


OUHSC Contact

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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