Office of Human Studies Research
The Office of Human Studies Research (OHSR) is the administrative arm of the Phronetik™ Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The OHSR in partnership with the research community is responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of participants in Human Research Projects conducted under the aegis of Phronetik™. The OHSR, which is a Division within the Office of Research Administration, provides Phronetik™ and its Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with professional guidance and administrative support.
Welcome to the Office of Human Studies Research
Phronetik's IRB Office coordinates and supports the activities of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) responsible for reviewing and approving all human research protocols. The IRB Office also re-reviews IRB applications and guides investigators to support more efficient processing
Resources and information for researchers to submit protocols, understand their responsibilities, obtain IRB approval and continuing review, and address concerns researchers may have. The OHSR staff serve as liaisons between the IRBs and researchers.
Education and Quality Improvement is responsible for providing post-approval monitoring and internal oversight, education, and training to research professionals of the Phronetik human research community, including IRB members, stakeholders, and support staff.
Phronetik is committed to protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of people who volunteer for research. Volunteers are also known as "subjects" or "participants." This page has basic information about research and about the rights of research participants.
The Mission of the OHSR
To provide a full circle of protection for research participants and researchers by:
Promoting and facilitating the protection of rights and welfare of human research participants,
Helping ensure compliance with federal regulations, state laws and Phronetik policies as well as national standards for research involving human research participants, and
Providing timely high-quality education, review and monitoring for human research projects.
The single IRB (sIRB) mandate is an NIH policy that requires certain types of NIH-supported studies involving multiple sites where each site will conduct the same protocol involving non-exempt human subjects research to use a single IRB to accomplish IRB review and approval for all domestic participating sites.