Contact Us

The George Washington University Office of Human Research or OHR is available for your questions regarding projects involving human subjects. Please contact us via: 

Telephone: 202-994-2715
Location and Mailing Address:
GW Office of Human Research
1922 F Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20052


Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, in response to GW's social distancing policy, all Office of Human Research (OHR) staff will work remotely. OHR staff are available for consultations by phone. In-person appointments and office hours have been suspended. Email [email protected] to schedule a meeting by phone.

Please review OHR's guidance on the impacts of COVID-19 on human subjects research

In-Person Appointments

If you would like to discuss your project in more detail, you may request a ½ hour in-person appointment with OHR staff by emailing [email protected]. (Please note that you are requesting an in-person meeting).

Office Hours

We offer two additional opportunities that do not require an appointment:

Online Office Hours*

During these times, OHR’s Interim Director is available for consultation via WebEx. There are no specific discussion topics or presentations scheduled for these office hours, rather anyone seeking information or assistance is welcome to call in during this time. (If you'd prefer a guaranteed private meeting, or a different time, contact the OHR Interim Director at [email protected] to schedule a meeting.)

Online office hours are available every Thursday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the following WebEx link:

Meeting number:
120 761 8220

Audio connection:
+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)
+1-855-282-6330 US TOLL FREE

Access code:
120 761 8220

In-Person Office Hours*

**In-person office hours are on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact our office at [email protected] to set up an appointment to meet with an OHR staff member.**

OHR staff members are present in Ross B05 during the hours noted below.

Mondays from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Fridays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ross Hall Room B105

Take the elevator to floor B1. Off the elevators turn left then right and look for room B05.

*No office hours or appointments will be held on official university holidays.

Education, Outreach, & Training


Classroom Outreach Requests

An OHR representative can visit your classroom and conduct an IRB process, human subjects research, or ethics workshop upon request. Please submit requests at least one month in advance, if able. This allows time to tailor the outreach to your specific needs. Please send requests to [email protected], with the subject line "Classroom Outreach Request." Include your name, date and time requested, department name, and type of request. Arrangements can be made to visit all campuses. Evening (after 5:30PM) classroom sessions are hosted via WebEx.

Department Visits

OHR staff are available to visit your department or specific group to provide a presentation and/or assistance with IRB process, human subjects research, or ethics workshop. Please send requests to [email protected], subject line “Department Outreach Request." Include your name, date, time, department and type of request. We will work with you to create a presentation or facilitate a discussion that best meets the needs of your group.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to discuss your project in more detail, or if you are new to research at GW, you may request a ½ hour appointment with OHR via phone or in person. This ensures that we have availability and dedicated time to work with you. Please send your request to [email protected]. Our office hours for appointments are Mondays 9AM-1PM and Wednesdays 12-3PM.

IRB Training Series

IRB Training Series

The IRB Training Series is OHR's educational offering for the GW research community and covers a range of topics related to the IRB review process, human subjects research, and the policies and federal regulations that guide GW human subjects research protections programs.  We invite all GW researchers, faculty, staff, and students involved with or considering conducting human subjects research to attend the IRB Training Series as often as possible.

The upcoming IRB Training Series session topics are posted here.


Materials from past IRB Training Series sessions

March 15, 2017 - Research on Mobile Applications