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Institutional Review Board

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is committed to providing an organizational structure in accordance with Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 46 (45 C.F.R. Part 46) in order to establish and maintain an environment dedicated to the ethical principles for safeguarding the rights and welfare of the human beings recruited to participate in research activities. The OSDH Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established to comply with federal regulations to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. The OSDH IRB members have the responsibility to assure that the risks of proposed research are justified by the potential benefits to the participants and to society, and that risks are minimized to the extent possible consistent with sound research design.

All individuals at the OSDH engaged in research involving human subjects must comply with TITLE 310. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH , CHAPTER 10. HUMAN SUBJECTS PROTECTION (70k .pdf).

Researchers should submit the IRB application form (54k . MS Word file) utilizing the IRB submission application process. Regular meetings of the IRB are conducted at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in OSDH room 704. IRB applications should be submitted 7-10 days prior to the monthly meeting. Applications should be submitted to Evaren Page, Room 807, OSDH, 1000 N.E. 10th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117

For more information regarding submission of research protocols for review, please contact:

Evaren Page, MPH
OSDH IRB Administrator
(405) 271-6225

Derek Pate, DrPH
(405) 271-6225


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