Kaiser Permanente Research Policies
OCTRI is a partnership between Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR). In order to promote collaborations between the two institutions, OCTRI has established policies that streamline the research process.
- Single IRB Review
- Streamlined Principal Investigator Requirements
- IRB Agreement to Accept Compliance Training
Policies Related to Joint OHSU-Kaiser Studies
With leadership from OCTRI's Investigator Support & Integration Services program and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR), OCTRI has established the following policies to streamline the compliance process between OHSU and KPCHR.
Single IRB Review for Joint OHSU-Kaiser Studies
Some research protocols that meet specific criteria may undergo a single IRB review by one of the two IRBs, eliminating the requirement for review by both institutions. OCTRI has outlined the requirements and procedure for requesting a single review.
In order to facilitate the single review process between OHSU and Kaiser, the two institutions have entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding, eliminating the need for a signed inter-institutional agreement.
- View the Memorandum of Understanding related to single IRB review.
For more information about single IRB review, contact Bridget Adams (OHSU) or OCTRI at KPCHR (Kaiser).
Streamlined Principal Investigator Requirements
In order to facilitate collaborative research, OCTRI and IRB leadership have agreed to streamlined Principal Investigator requirements, allowing OHSU and Kaiser Permanente investigators to assume the responsibilities of Principal Investigator at the partner institution.
IRB Agreement to Accept Compliance Training
For human subjects studies involving both OHSU and Kaiser Permanente personnel, the OHSU and Kaiser Permanente IRBs and Privacy Boards have agreed to accept the following training from the partner institution:
- Training in Human Subjects Protection (and Training in Bioethics and Human Subjects Research)
- Training in HIPAA
- Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest in Research
Guidelines for Finding Training Records
For studies submitted to the OHSU IRB that include Kaiser personnel, obtain a screenshot of the training record from the Kaiser training system and upload it into eIRB with your submission. All training and disclosures for all personnel must be current or the submission will not be processed by either IRB.
For studies submitted to the Kaiser IRB involving OHSU personnel, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research staff will verify training of OHSU personnel in the ORIO Compliance Tool. All training and disclosures for all personnel must be current or the submission will not be processed by either IRB.
- Access the OHSU Compliance Training Records. (ORIO Compliance Tool)
Kaiser Permanente IRB & Ethics Policies