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Mission. The FSU Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP) & Institutional Review Board (IRB) serve to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects by adherence to applicable ethical principles and laws.                                                        

Important Announcements

Click on a panel below for some brief overviews. Use the links to the left for more detailed information and resources.

Studies involving non-FSU institutions may require those institutions' reviews. BEFORE submitting your studies in RAMP IRB, you must contact those institutions to ascertain their review requirements, and plan accordingly. Provided applicable regulatory requirements are met, FSU is happy to minimize duplicate IRB review and rely or be relied upon another institution for IRB ("single IRB" or "sIRB") review; see our Single IRB Review page for information and instructions.

For clinical collaborations with non-FSU partners, click here for more information. 

The FSU IRB is a committee composed of your FSU colleagues: scientists, non-scientists, subject matter experts and unaffiliated (non-FSU) members that review proposed human research to ensure the protection of human subjects' rights and welfare. The FSU IRB has authority to approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove all research activities covered by federal law and FSU policy. Research that has been approved by an IRB may be subject to further review and approval or disapproval by FSU officials; however, these officials may not approve of research that is disapproved by the IRB. The FSU IRB is registered with the U.S. government.

For studies involving another institution's reliance upon the FSU for IRB review, or for FSU studies involving reliance upon another institution's (non-FSU) IRB, visit our single IRB (sIRB) page.

The OHSP staff (scroll to bottom of list) under the FSU Office of Research, support the FSU IRB and maintain IRB and other human research regulatory records; provide subject matter expertise and related consultations; conduct pre-IRB and other regulatory reviews that do not require IRB oversight; conduct post-approval monitoring to confirm compliance with the IRB's determinations and applicable law and policy; and carry out designated and required human research-related authorities, responsibilities and functions.

Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP)
2010 Levy Avenue, Bldg. B Suite 276 (FSU Innovation Park Campus)
Tallahassee FL, 32306-2742 (mailing) or 32310 (physical or courier)
Telephone: (850) 644-7900 (automated call answering with voice menu system allowing callers to be routed quickly and efficiently to needed points of contact)
Facsimile: (850) 644-4392

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Contact information for the IRB and OHSP are in the panel above. The garnet ribbon below is information for the FSU Office of Research or FSU generally, and does not include any information for the IRB or OHSP.