Human Subjects

Human Subjects

 

All research that utilizes any data collected on or from human subjects requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the Office for Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) before research can begin.  This includes secondary data analyses and other research that may fall into the exempt category.  At a minimum, a written inquiry must be made to ORRP to request an independent determination on whether the work constitutes human subjects research and whether a full, expedited, or exempt application would be required. 

 

The Office of Responsible Research Practices has developed an Investigator Guide to help researchers navigate the various requirements for conducting human subjects research at OSU which is online at http://orrp.osu.edu/irb/guidance/.  Forms for IRB approval, including requests for exemption and administrative review, are available at http://orrp.osu.edu/irb/.

 

For research involving human subjects, all study personnel (including investigators, staff, and students) must have received education on the protection of human research subjects. Individuals can complete the training by using a web-based training program that is available at http://www.citiprogram.org/. Recertification must be completed every 3 years.