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.

Emails:
irb@ou.edu
IRB Office

shelly.smith@ou.edu
Shelly Smith
IRB Administrative Assistant

kbraswell@ou.edu
Karen “Kat” Braswell
IRB Administrator

ncunningham@ou.edu
Nicole Cunningham
IRB Quality Improvement,
Education & Training Coordinator

sierra.smith@ou.edu
Sierra Smith
IRB Director

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Norman Campus

Great news! We have changed our CITI approval period from 2 years to 3! You will now have an extra year until you must complete the Refresher Course. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Norman Campus

Great news! We have changed our CITI approval period from 2 years to 3! You will now have an extra year until you must complete the Refresher Course. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Norman Campus

New Review Board rosters are available. These are effective 08/01/2017.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Norman Campus

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, from 6 AM to 2 PM, iRIS may experience intermittent connectivity due to scheduled maintenance efforts. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Monday, March 20, 2017
Norman Campus

We have upgraded iRIS to the newest version. Some of the changes are noted below:

  • Your Home screen will now contain buttons for actions related to your studies. For example, the "Add a New Study" and "My Studies" buttons are now immediately available on the Home screen.
  • The process for responding to stipulations has changed slightly. Please see the "How To" page for guidance on this process.
  • We have created a new application that is specific to Norman Campus researchers. It contains all of the Protocol Description form questions; therefore, that form will no longer be required as an uploaded document. Please see the "How To" page for guidance on submitting this new version of the form.
  • You will now have the ability to hide documents no longer in use. Open your study, click on either the Informed Consent or Other Study Documents link in the top left. Click the Hide button (far right) next to the documents you wish to hide. There is a button at the top of the screen to allow you to still see any hidden documents.

We have also uploaded new consent form templates. These are condensed versions of our existing templates. They contain only the bare essential information and no longer have a lot of the conversational elements found in the full versions of the templates. These are optional to use; you still have the opportunity to use the full versions, if you would prefer. Please see the Application Forms page for more information.

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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