Office for Human Research Studies

Protection of Subjects & Research Excellence

The Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) protects the rights and safety of our research subjects while facilitating research excellence. We oversee scientific and Institutional Review Board review processes for the DF/HCC.

Submissions to OHRS are now in iRIS!

The new submission forms are dynamic, streamlined, and completed entirely within the iRIS PRMS system.

Learn more about iRIS.

Note: Only a handful of Special Submission Forms are completed offline and attached to the submission in iRIS.

News & Updates

  • January 25, 2021 – COVID-19

    Whenever possible, we want to allow research participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19, if they choose to do so, and minimize any impact on their research participation. To that end, if the research protocol is...

  • January 25, 2021 – PRMS

    The workflow for the NPA has been updated. This does not impact the workflows for Non-Human Subject Research, Secondary Use, Medical Record Review, or Non-Interventional Social Behavioral and Educational Research (SBER)...

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