What's New (OUHSC Campus)

Monday, July 16, 2018
Health Science Center Campus

All iRIS summer training dates are full. Please check back on the iRIS page of the HRPP website at the beginning of August for a list of fall training dates. Thank you.

Monday, July 2, 2018
Health Science Center Campus

New Board rosters have been published for all Boards. You can find them here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Health Science Center Campus

New OUHSC Consent Template, Effective June 26, 2018:

A new version of the OUHSC Consent Template has been published, effective June 26, 2018.  New template language for subject injury has been added for both industry-sponsored and non-industry sponsored research. Revisions may still be required to the subject injury language pending completion and execution of clinical trial agreements and contracts in ORA. 

The updated consent template can be accessed on the Forms & Templates page under Researcher's Toolkit and in the Help section of iRIS.


  • New research studies submitted to the IRB on 6/27/2018 or later must use the new consent template version.
  • Ongoing studies that have already been approved by the IRB do not need to transition to the new form version; and
  • New studies that are pending final IRB approval do not need to transition to the new form version.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Health Science Center Campus

Final Rule Issued to Delay the Revised Common Rule for an Additional 6 Months:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 16 other federal departments and agencies are issuing a Final Rule to delay for an additional 6 months the general compliance date for changes recently made to the revised Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also known as the Common Rule).

This Final Rule delays the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements (aka, Revised Common Rule) with a new effective date of January 21, 2019.  

The transition provision in the Final Rule is structured so that regulated entities cannot implement the revised Common Rule in its entirety, in lieu of compliance with the current version of the Common Rule, until the general compliance date of January 21, 2019.   As a result of this delay to the general compliance date, regulated entities will be required, with an exception, to continue to comply with the requirements of the pre-2018 version of the Common Rule until January 21, 2019. The exception to this general rule is that institutions will be permitted (but not required) to implement, for certain studies, three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements during the delay period (July 19, 2018 through January 20, 2019). The three provisions are:

(1) The revised definition of “research,” which deems certain activities not to be research;

(2) The allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research; and

(3) The elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards review grant applications or other funding proposals related to the research.

Stay tuned to our website as further updates from the HRPP Office will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Health Science Center Campus

New Board 3 roster is available under Meeting Schedules & IRB Rosters in the 'About Us' section.


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