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The University of Oklahoma has been fully accredited by AAHRPP since 2007.

AAHRPP Accreditation demonstrates the University's commitment to the most comprehensive protections for human research participants as well as the highest quality and ethically sound research. 


About the HSC IRBs

IRB Federalwide Assurance (FWA), Registration, and Compliance

OUHSC IRBs comply with all U.S. regulatory requirements related to the protection of human participants outlined in 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 50, and 21 CFR 56.  

OUHSC maintains an active Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP). All IRBs are registered with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Federalwide Assurance (FWA)
FWA00007961 Expires 02/04/2027
IRB Registrations
IRB #1 IRB00000587 Expires 09/23/2024
IRB #2 IRB00000588 Expires 09/23/2024
IRB #3 IRB00000729 Expires 09/23/2024
IRB #4 IRB00000741 Expires 09/23/2024
IRB #5 IRB00005046 Expires 09/23/2024


The IRB Compliance Statement can be used as documentation of institutional compliance standards in place for OUHSC IRBs. 

Scope of Authority

OUHSC IRB is the IRB of record for all OUHSC faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and students who conduct research with human subjects, regardless of the funding source or location of the research. OUHSC serves as the IRB of record for:

  • OUHSC - OKC campus
  • OUHSC - Schusterman Campus, Tulsa
  • OU Health
  • VA Health Care System - OKC
  • VA Health Care System - Eastern Oklahoma (Muskogee)
  • Dean McGee Eye Institute 
  • OU Norman Campus (for biomedical, clinical, and/or FDA-regulated research)

Meeting Schedule

OUHSC IRB has oversight of five convened IRBs, four of which meet monthly on their designated Monday. The schedule is linked below and provides all meeting dates for the year as well as the submission deadline for each meeting. 

2024 IRB Meeting Schedule


The IRB Executive Committee meets on the first Monday of each month unless the University is closed due to holidays or weather. 

2024 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule

Board Rosters

Current rosters for all IRBs are provided below. Previous rosters are available HERE.