HRPO Help Services

In an effort to make the IRB review process more transparent and efficient, HRPO offers the following services staffed by our team to review myIRB submissions and provide education about the IRB process.

SWAT! On-Call Service

HRPO has a dedicated staff member On-Call and ready to answer your questions between 8 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday. Please call (314) 747-6800 to be connected with the On-Call HRPO staff representative.

myIRB Chat

You can Chat with a HRPO representative while logged into the myIRB system between 8 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday. Although not all questions and issues can be addressed in Chat, many can be handled quickly and easily.

myIRB Chat Feature Instructions

Virtual Office Hours

  • The HRPO team offers virtual Office Hours on Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.  These virtual sessions will begin on 9/2/2020. Office Hours will be held through Zoom so we can look through applications or contingencies together on the spot.
  • Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting – you will initially enter a waiting room until a HRPO representative becomes available.
    Meeting ID: 976 0122 2872
    Passcode: 445276
    Dial by your location
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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NOTE:  Canceled Office Hours sessions will be noted on the HRPO News web page.

HRPO offers Consultations with researchers and their team members to provide in-depth and customized guidance about the IRB review process. 

Designated HRPO staff will meet with researchers and their team members to discuss their project and provide protocol-specific guidance on regulatory requirements, institutional policies, and ethical considerations as it relates to the IRB review of human subject research.

Complete the “Request a Meeting” form and a HRPO staff member will follow up within 1-2 business days.

Request a Meeting