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About the Office of Human Research

The Office of Human Research (OHR) is the administrative support office for The George Washington University Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The OHR's mission is to support The George Washington University research community in the conduct of innovative and ethical research by providing guidance, education, and oversight for the protection of human subjects.

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Electronic Submission and Tracking of Forms and Studies

The human subjects module of GW iRIS, the university’s new electronic research compliance system, has been launched. Beginning June 1, 2018, investigators can initiate and track the status of IRB applications via GW iRIS. The system automatically routes applications for approval and streamlines the review process. The Office of Human Research is no longer accepting paper forms or email submissions.

For information about logging into the system, training and support, please view the GW iRIS webpage.

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Human Subjects/eIRB Module Orientation Sessions

The Office of Human Research (OHR) will host two GW iRIS orientation sessions:

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018; 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018; 2:00 pm

To attend one of these sessions, please RSVP via our online form. OHR will share WebEx details via email prior to the session.