Event 1: Determining if your Research is Subject to IRB Review
If you are uncertain whether you will be conducting humans subjects research (HSR), then you can use the Determination of Human Subjects Research Worksheet to find out. This worksheet is available online at http://iris.ou.edu. The form asks you a few simple questions and requires you to describe your proposed research activity, how you plan to obtain the data, and what you plan to do with the data.
After the IRB makes the HSR determination, you will receive a letter through the iRIS system. If the project is determined to be HSR, then you will need to start the IRB application process. Instructions for completing the Determination of Human Research Worksheet are available at "How to..." Instructional Guide.
Doctoral students should complete this worksheet after their general exam and once the topic of their dissertation has been determined. Master's students should complete this worksheet after their program of study has been completed.
- If your work involves human subjects research, and is therefore subject to IRB review, please note the events outlined below which require action on your part.
- If your work does not involve human subjects research, the events outlined below will not apply to your research project.