Effective Monday, October 2, 2017, OPRS  will only accept the revised Health and Biological Sciences Initial Review Application (Version 5.0, 09/06/2017) for Initial Review submissions.  Initial Review submissions that are uploaded and submitted to OPRS Live on a previous version of the form may be returned without review.

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) provides administrative support for the review and approval of research protocols (experiments) involving humans and human embryonic stem cells (hES). We help ensure that regulations are adhered to for the protection and welfare of subjects, investigators, and the University. Before you conduct these types of research, please verify that you meet the training requirements and have your protocol approved by the designated committees.

IRB Announcements

2017 OVCR Holiday Schedules

Nov 7

Office of Research Services (ORS) 2017 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 25th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project activities - applications and related documents due prior to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - please be advised of the following internal deadlines:

Revised Initial Review Application: Social and Behavioral Sciences

May 31

The UIC Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Mitra Dutta, and the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) are pleased to inform the campus of a significant revision of the Initial Review Application for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Highlights of the revised Initial Review application for Social and Behavioral Sciences include:

IRB Deadlines

IRB 1 Submission for 12/6/17 Meeting

Nov 22

IRB 2 Submission for 12/7/17 Meeting

Nov 22

IRB 3 Submission for 12/12/17 Meeting

Nov 28