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Library: Policy

340:2-39-13. Appeal process

Revised 9-15-20

(a) Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials may not approve research disapproved by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Institutional Review Board (DHSIRB), per Section 46.112 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(b) There is no mechanism for an appeal of DHSIRB decisions to other departmental components.DHSIRB is an autonomous entity and its decisions are binding.

(c) Principal investigators may request reconsideration of a DHSIRB decision regarding a research protocol.The request must be submitted in writing and must include any pertinent information relevant to the decision.The reconsideration is accomplished in the manner described for preliminary review and assessment, per Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:2-39-12(a).Upon reexamination and reconsideration of its actions, the subsequent DHSIRB decision is final.

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