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Human Research Protection Program

The Human Research Protection Program provides training and support for research involving human subjects including Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and FDA submissions and supports the IRB.

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Information for IRB Members

New Board Member Training Requirements

New members must set up an appointment in order to complete new IRB member training. Contact Claudia Norman in the HRPP Office (513) 558-5784. Additional requirements include CITI Training (, FDA Training (CAP Courses), the observation of two IRB meetings, and current curriculum vitae.

Member Continuing Education

Board members are encouraged to attend IRB meetings that occur on the 5th Wednesday for continuing education. Topics will vary.

Resources for Board Members


ePAS is the electronic database utilized by the UC Institutional Review Board (IRB) for all human research activities. All external IRB submissions must be submitted through the electronic protocol administration (ePAS). To access ePAS, click on link below, or copy and paste into browser.

Reliance on External IRB

For general questions regarding reliance review, contact Kareemah Mills in the HRPP Office at (513) 558-3576.

Reliance on Commercial IRB

UC has contracts with the following commercial IRBs:

Reliance on Non-Commercial IRB

The UC IRB may rely on external IRBs for review, after an Institutional Authorization Agreement is obtained. Only IRBs at institutions registered with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) will be accepted for reliance. If UC has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in place with the participating institution, then an authorization agreement is not needed. Please see the list of institutions with current MOUs:



Mailing Address

Human Research Protection Program (ML0567)
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 300
P.O. Box 210567
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0567

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 300
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0567

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-558-5259


To report compliance concerns: Email: or Call - 513-558-5034

Toll-Free Anonymous Compliance Hotline - (800) 889-1547

You may also file a report via the web: Anonymous Online Reporting