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 Research Participants

A Guide to Participation in Clinical Research Studies

This guide, authorized by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Cincinnati, was written to help people decide whether or not to enter a clinical or drug research study. This guide will also explain the basic information about clinical or drug research studies.

Other Useful Information for Research Participants

Reporting Concerns for Human Subjects Research

Phone: 513-558-5034


The University has contracted with a compliance agency for a toll-free reporting hotline. The greatest benefit of the toll-free hotline, other than being free to the user, is the anonymity! Callers may report noncompliance and request a copy of the final report. Although the caller's name and mailing address may be given to the compliance agency, no one at the University may access this information. The caller remains 100% anonymous to all individuals at the University! It should be noted that this hotline could be used to report any misconduct at UC's Medical Center. The hotline is not restricted to research concerns. You may also file a report via the web.



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