COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Impact on Human Subjects Research (HSR): All in-person HSR is temporarily suspended. Pacific University is currently accepting requests to resume in-person HSR that meet strict Oregon Phase 1 resumption criteria. Please refer to the Research Resumption Planning Guide information of the OSSP webpage and the IRB-specific resumption of HSR information available in IRBNet under the Forms and Templates Library. As IRB processes evolve surroudning HSR during the pandemic, please check for updated resources in IRBNet.

The IRB Process

The IRB has provided detailed information about submitting a proposal to the IRB (IRBNet-IRBSubmission GuidelinesForms & TemplatesPost-Approval Management), the training required of all researchers engaged in human subjects research (Ethics Training), and guidance for ensuring you maintain research records in an ethical and compliant manner (Regulatory Binder & Audit Process). Please use these links or the tabs to the left for detailed guidance.

All IRB proposal forms, supplemental guidance, and detailed instructions in how to submit to the IRB are located in IRBNet (online proposal submission system) in the Forms and Templates Library. Please refer to these doucments for the most up-to-date information on HSR and submitting to the IRB.