Office of Human Research Protections Program

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Welcome to Wright State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) website. Here, you will find everything you need to submit a human subjects research study for ethical review.

About Us

The Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) general information page is a portal to resources, expertise and best practices for researchers, participants, IRB members, and affiliates.

The HRPP is responsible for managing the Wright State's human research protections program. The HRPP staff provides administrative support to Wright State's Institutional Review Board (IRB). Research involving human subjects must undergo review by the IRB. The IRB is charged with the responsibility of reviewing human subjects research and ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and Wright State policies. The primary role of the IRB is to protect the safety and welfare of human subjects. The committee is composed of physicians, scientists, non-scientists, and community members with varying backgrounds to promote complete and adequate review of the research activities conducted at Wright State. In addition to working with the IRB, HRPP staff also work directly with investigators and their administrative staff to facilitate submission of the required IRB documentation.

Contact Information

Whitney McAllister
Director, Human Research Protection Program
University Hall 374, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
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Transition to new IRB Submission Software

The Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) office will be transitioning to a new IRB application software provider, Cayuse Human Ethics, on July 1, 2022. 

Note: Investigator access to RSP Gateway/InfoEd will end on June 30, 2022. Please contact the IRB Office via email ( if you need a copy of the most current version of your approved application. Basic summary information and expiration dates of open studies will be transferred to Cayuse Human Ethics.

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Workshop - Seeing Through the Fog: Navigating the IRB Submission Process – Introducing Cayuse Human Ethics!

This workshop will cover the new IRB application submission system rolling out July 1, 2022, as well as an overview of updated IRB policies and procedures. This overview of IRB requirements and procedures is appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at Wright State University- whether you are new to the campus, new to human subjects research, or just want a refresher. Topics include: how the IRB process works, who/where to find help with your IRB application, how to submit an application via Cayuse Human Ethics, and the transition of legacy studies.

Date: July 7th, 12pm – 2pm
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