The HRPP is currently recruiting new IRB members, including community members!
In compliance with federal regulations, OUHSC IRB membership is diverse with respect to scientific background and expertise, gender, race, ethnicity, and affiliation. Each IRB includes members who:
- have training in scientific fields (such as pharmacy, nursing, pediatrics, cardiology, etc.)
- do not have a scientific background or training (such as chaplains, lawyers, etc.)
- are OUHSC faculty and/or staff (aka, affiliated)
- are OU Health, Dean McGee, or VA Health Care System staff
- are not affiliated with OU, OU Health, Dean McGee, or the VA (better known as Community Members)
What does "Affiliated" mean?
Affiliated means an individual is either employed by OU, OU Health, the VA, or Dean McGee Eye Institute, or the individual is related to a person who is employed at one of those institutions.
What does "Non-Scientist" mean?
Non-scientist means an individual does not have training in a scientific field. These members may or may not be affiliated with or employed at OU, OU Health, the VA, or Dean McGee Eye Institute.
What is a "Community Member"?
Community members are individuals who are non-scientific and do not have an affiliation with OU, OU Health, the VA, or Dean McGee Eye Institute. Community Members are critical to the mission and success of IRBs as they provide the perspective of research participants in the review of research studies. There must be a community member at every IRB meeting.
If you or someone you know might be interested in serving on an IRB, complete the interest form on this page and we will be in touch with you soon!