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

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.  

Friday, March 1, 2019
Norman Campus

Dr. Randall Hewes, Interim Vice President for Research, has been designated to serve as the IRB's Institutional Official (IO). The IO is responsible for the conduct of human research and is the signatory official for the OHRP Federal Wide Assurance (FWA), all authorization agreements, and Department of Defense addenda. The role’s other main responsibilities include the authority to provide the necessary means to operate the HRPP program and enforce the independent nature of the relationship of the IRB within the University.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Norman Campus

Several policies have been updated to reflect changes due to the Revised Common Rule, which went into effect 1/21/2019. The effective date of these policies is 1/21/2019. The Searchable SOP link has also been updated. You can access all of the SOP's on the Policies and Procedures page.


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