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Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures implement federal Revised Common Rule regulations, which regulations generally were effective for FSU studies that were approved by the FSU IRB on or after January 21st, 2019. Studies previously approved may still be subject to a prior iteration of the regulations. Please click this link for more information.


Florida State University has adopted Policy 7-IRB-0 as its University Human Subjects Policy.  This policy establishes the offices and jurisdiction of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP) (also referred to as the University's Human Research Protections Program (or HRPP)), and the adoption of all subordinate Standard Operational Procedures which serve as the governing procedures for review and conduct of all human research conducted under the auspices of the University in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. 

To review the full Policy, please click the following link:  7-IRB-0

Note:  All of the documents on this page live in RAMP IRB under the IRB "Library" tab. Please check the IRB Library often, as the following documents are dynamic and will be updated according to applicable regulations, FSU, and/or other policies.




1Pre-2018: For studies originally approved before January 21st, 2019.

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Office for Human Subjects Protection (OHSP)
2010 Levy Avenue
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Tallahassee FL, 32306-2742
Ph: (850) 644-7900 (automated call answering with voice menu system allowing callers to be routed quickly and efficiently to needed points of contact)
Fax: (850) 644-4392

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