Office of Human Research


  • Director, Office of Human Research
  • Director, Clinical Research Unit
  • Professor, SKMC Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
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For Research Activities

  • Senior Associate Provost, Research Integrity, Conduct & Compliance
  • Professor, SKMC Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
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Welcome Jefferson Research Community

IRIS is Jefferson's Electronic IRB Management System 

The Office of Human Research (OHR) is the hub of the human research protection program for the Jefferson Enterprise. OHR provides administrative support to the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which review and approve all human research conducted within the Jefferson Enterprise. OHR creates and updates IRB forms, policy and guidance, ensures that training requirements for research personnel are fulfilled, monitors and assesses adverse events and unanticipated problems that may affect research subjects or others, notifies investigators when continuing review of protocols is imminent, and provides education for research coordinators, faculty, and other personnel involved in human subjects research. 

In partnership with the Jefferson research community, we strive to ensure the highest level of protections for human research participants.


All Researchers must contact the Office of Human Research (OHR)  prior to submitting any federal grant applications that require single IRB review to schedule an investigator meeting. Please do not submit federal grant applications for consolidated research review without completing an investigator meeting.

Email to schedule the investigator meeting.

OHR Organization

OHR Personnel Quality Improvement Group

The OHR Personnel handle all IRB submissions and support the IRBs. Please see the resources on this OHR website for information about the OHR and IRB processes.

Use the Contact Us link to determine the correct contact person for OHR-related questions.

This group works to improve the quality of research at Jefferson. Learn more about the Quality Improvement Group.

Use the Contact Us link for Quality Improvement Group personnel.

Jefferson Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Our Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are committees established to review and approve research involving human subjects. The purpose of these boards is to ensure that all human subject research is conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines.

Working with Jefferson’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

We value the input we receive from members of the Jefferson research community. Your input can help us improve Jefferson’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), which in turn ensures that participants in research studies will continue to receive the highest level of protection.

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding Jefferson's HRPP or the IRB review process, we want to hear from you.

Of course, your correspondence is always treated confidentially.

Working together, we can ensure the highest level of protection for our research participants.