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Public Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)

NOTICE: For the remainder of 2022, the PH IRB will only accept initial reviews submitted September 2nd or prior. All submissions received after this date will be paused until January 2023.


The Public Health Institutional Review Board (PH IRB) reviews research studies to ensure that the rights and well being of people who are subjects in research are protected. It is the vision of the Public Health IRB that investigators are provided with thorough and timely review of their research proposals, and that persons participating in research are assured that all research is conducted in an ethical and accountable manner.

Please select from the left hand menu to access policies & procedures, guidelines, forms and PH IRB meeting dates and application deadlines.


Information for Principal Investigators

HIPAA and Research

Genetic Privacy and Research 

Public Health Practice versus Research


Oregon IRB Registry 

ORS 192.547(3) requires that all Oregon IRBs conducting genetic research be registered with the Oregon Public Health Division. To register, please complete the form and return.

IRB Registry Form