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Upcoming Meetings

August 23, 2022

Next Social Behavioral IRB meeting

August 11, 2022

Next Biomedical IRB meeting

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2022 SPaRC Retreat

OPRS will be closed on Friday, September 16th for the 2022 Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPaRC) Retreat.

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.


Research participants: please contact us with any questions and/or concerns you may have regarding your role in a research study. Comments may be made confidentially. 

You may also follow the link below to complete an anonymous survey. If you would like OPRS to follow up, there is an option to provide your contact information.


Useful Links

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Research Integrity and Ethics

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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.