The OU HRPP is committed to upholding the highest ethical, safety, and quality standards in research involving human participants at OU and its affiliates. The HRPP provides support, guidance, and resources to investigators, research teams, the IRBs, and research participants through education, quality improvement, and participant outreach programs.
The HRPP oversees and provides support to Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) on the Norman Campus (NC) and at the Health Sciences Center (HSC). The Schusterman Campus in Tulsa also falls under the purview of both the NC and HSC IRBs, based primarily on the academic department. The IRBs are charged with reviewing all human subject research protocols in accordance with federal regulations, state laws, and OU policies and procedures to ensure the rights, privacy, and welfare of all human participants are protected.