The OHSU IRB (FWA00000161; IRB00000471) complies with 45 CFR Part 46, 21 CFR Parts 50 and 56, and other federal and Oregon laws and regulations, as applicable. The OHSU IRB also complies with ICH-GCP codes 3.1-3.4, which outline Responsibilities, Composition, Functions, and Operations, Procedures, and Records of the IRB.
Kathryn Schuff, MD
IRB Board AssignmentsBoards 1 & 2
Boards 3 & 4
Trish Lindstrom (VA Lead)
Board Operations Specialists
If you are having trouble navigating eIRB or if you have technical support questions, the Board Operations Specialists (BOS) who answer our main phone line are skilled at addressing many of these types of concerns, including checking for Conflict of Interest or other Big Brain compliance to ensure your project is ready for submission.
If you have general IRB questions, the best practice is to email your department analyst, listed in the table below. Your department analyst will be available for in-person consultations and can provide departments with continuous updates on policy & procedure changes.
If you have study-specific questions and there is a managing analyst assigned to your submission, we encourage you to contact your managing analyst as she will be most familiar with your study, modification, or continuing review.
In the event that you are unable to reach your department analyst or managing analyst and need to speak with someone right away, please call our main office line (4-7887, option 1) and ask to speak with one of our on-call analysts.
Analyst Department Contacts
- Diagnostic Radiology
- SOM Basic Sciences (Cell & Dev. Biology, Biochem & Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Medical Genetics)
- Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
- Behavioral neuroscience
- Endocrine/Diabetes/Clinical Nutrition
- Internal Medicine/Urology
- Health Promotion & Sports Medicine
- Geriatrics & Internal Medicine
- Hematological Oncology
- Pediatric Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Plastic Surgery
Public Health/Preventive Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Family Medicine
- Rural Health/ORPRN
- Pulmonary & Critical Care
- Surgical Oncology
- Solid Tumor Oncology
- Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases
- Shriner's Hospital
IRB RegistrationThe Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations for the protection of human subjects (45 CFR part 46) new subpart E requires Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that review human subjects research conducted or supported by HHS and that are designated under an assurance of compliance approved for federal-wide use by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) to register with HHS.
The IRB registration system is compatible with the IRB registration requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allowing the operation of a single HHS IRB registration system.
OHSU has successfully registered with HHS. Registration confirmation can be viewed via the OHRP's search feature. The registration information includes contact information, approximate numbers of all active protocols and active protocols involving research conducted or supported by HHS, and staffing for the IRB.
OHSU IRB00000471 divides its IRB review activities among four "boards", titled Board 1, Board 2, etc. for administrative and scheduling purposes. All four of these groups are comprised of members and alternates from the single membership roster for IRB00000471 registered with OHRP.
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