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

Grants and Contracts Sponsored Program Expenditures Reports Available

Dec 11

This announcement applies to Chicago only.

The UIC Office of Grants and Contracts has published the “Analysis of Sponsored Program Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2013 – 2017” on the OBFS website.

While the overall reporting format has not changed, the OVCR Grants and Contracts Office has published this report in both PDF and Excel formats to facilitate further analysis by units.

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:

IRB Deadlines

IRB 2 Submission for 1/4/18 Meeting

Dec 18

IRB 3 Submission for 1/09/18 Meeting

Dec 19

IRB 1 Submission for 1/17/18 Meeting

Jan 03