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Upcoming Meetings

April 11, 2017

Next Social Behavioral IRB meeting

April 13, 2017

Next Biomedical IRB meeting

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OPRS Closure

OPRS is moving! Our new office will be on the second floor of 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue.

To give us time to coordinate the move, OPRS will be closed the week of spring break, March 20th-24th. During that week, we will be unable to process submissions (new applications, amendments, and renewals), including those already in the review process. There may be additional delays from March 27th-31st as our office will still be in transition between buildings. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this delay. We will work efficiently with you when we are able to resume our normal work schedule, and we look forward to seeing you in our new space!

Exempt Form

We have completed a major revision to our Exempt Research Form. Please download the new form here.

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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Expires: 08/13/2020