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What's Happening

Upcoming Meetings

December 12, 2017

Next Social Behavioral IRB meeting

December 14, 2017

Next Biomedical IRB meeting

See all meeting dates

Research in the News

Check out various news items related to human subjects research here.

Preparing for the Holidays

OPRS will be closed for holiday break beginning Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. In order to guarantee your submission (new, amendment, or renewal) will be pre-reviewed before holiday break, you must submit before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017. Please plan for delays in processing and response times as we enjoy winter break and our office prepares to implement changes to the Federal regulations planned for January 2018.

Agenda Items

Submissions are pre-reviewed by OPRS before IRB review. Items requiring full board review must be determined to be ready, with pre-review issues resolved, no less than two weeks prior to the meeting date. This allows adequate processing time and ensures sufficient review time for the IRB members.

Graphic that displays the OPRS workflow

What is the OPRS?

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS), while performing administrative functions of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), serves as the official oversight office for human subject research at Illinois. The office is the central point of contact for investigators, research subjects, and regulatory agencies. OPRS organizes and documents the IRB review process, monitors research regulations, produces educational resources for faculty and staff, and provides assurance that the Urbana campus is in compliance with federal, state, and campus policies. Contact OPRS.

About the IRB

All research involving human subjects that is conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, whether funded or unfunded and whether conducted by Illinois faculty or others, must comply with applicable policies for the protection of human subjects.


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