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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.

  • 21st Annual Human Subject Protection Conference


    This year’s conference will address issues of critical importance to human subject protections. See full announcement for registration information and further details.

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  • Board Members Needed to Help Review Human Subject Research


    See the full announcement for more details on what is needed and how to apply.

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  • New Electronic System


    The IRB electronic protocol system is changing to facilitate research and comply with new regulations. The shift out of ePAS and into RAP (Research Administrative Portal) will occur in January of 2019. All research submissions must be in an approved state for IT to move them over into the new system. To facilitate the migration of the data and prevent delays, researchers are strongly encouraged to send any new research submissions (i.e., new studies, amendments, continuing reviews, reportable events) by December 7, 2018. Submissions that are not in an approved state at the time of migration must be re-entered and submitted in the new system.

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  • User Survey


    The University of Cincinnati Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) are moving to a new electronic system and would like you to fill out a survey to collect a snapshot of your personal experience. Click "See Full Announcement" for more information

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  • New IRB Review Fees Effective January 1, 2019


    FEE INCREASE for Externally Funded Studies

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  • Exempt Study Amendments


    Amendments are only necessary for exempt studies when the proposed modification are substantive or change the study procedure such that the study no longer qualifies for exempt review

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    Effective January 18, 2017 more studies require registration in and the reporting requirements have increased.

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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