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December 13, 2016
Next Social Behavioral IRB meeting
December 15, 2016
Next Biomedical IRB meeting
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.
Protocols are processed as they are received by OPRS. They are logged into the internal tracking database and assigned an IRB number within 48 business hours. Once protocols are logged in, an email is sent to the PI indicating receipt of the protocol, the designated IRB number, and that it is in the queue for assignment to an OPRS staff member. Assignments of protocols take place on Wednesdays and are pre-reviewed before the following Wednesday. Review Process
OPRS and the University are closed for Winter Break. OPRS will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. Emails and submissions can be sent while the office is closed, but will be processed in the order in which they were received when the office re-opens.
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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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.