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Policies and Procedures

If you have any questions pertaining to the policies, please contact the IRB Coordinator.

Links to applicable guidance documents, policies, forms, and websites can be found in the footnotes of the PH IRB Policy & Procedures Manual.

Vulnerable Populations

Children Participation in Research

Prisoner Participation in Research

Prompt Reports

Protocol Deviations and Noncompliance

Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct

Unanticipated Problems and Adverse Events


Compensating Research Participants

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Federally Sponsored Research

Transportation of Information Assets


The PH IRB does not have the clinical expertise to review research protocols involving the criteria discussed in the below listed policies. PHD policies have been developed for these studies, however, the Division directs the PH IRB to cede oversight on such requests to a commercial or central IRB knowledgable in such research and the FDA regulations with which they must comply.

FDA Related:

Research involving Investigational Medical Devices

Treatment Use of an Investigational New Drug (IND)

Emergency Use of an Investigational Drug

Emergency Research - Exception to Informed Consent

Contact Information

IRB Coordinator
OHA Public Health Division
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, Oregon 97232

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