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

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:

Open Membership Research Workshops

Apr 5

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to participate in our open membership research workshops related to the UIC “Research Strengths and Themes” that will help develop the areas or subareas of UIC faculty research in emerging funding opportunities.

MTEC Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Mar 10

UIC is a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).  This relatively new enterprise will provide funding opportunities in the following areas of research that may be of interest:

IRB Deadlines

IRB 3 Submission for 11/14/17 Meeting

Oct 31

IRB 1 Submission for 11/15/17 Meeting

Nov 01

IRB 2 Submission for 11/16/17 Meeting

Nov 02

IRB Events