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RSPP Standard Operating Procedures 


Our System-Wide Policies & Revisions Summary

Aurora Health Care’s Human Subject Research policy (Policy 811) details the requirements for review and conduct of research within our health care system. Review Research Involving Humans or Their Identifiable Data or Biospecimens [PDF].

For questions about common terms and acronyms used in our standard operating procedures, please refer to our glossary [PDF].

SOPs Governing Your Research

Getting Approved

Learn more about your responsibilities for initial and post-approval submissions:

Noncompliance & Unanticipated Problems

Sometimes, studies involving human research subjects don’t go according to plan. Learn more about your responsibilities:

Changing Your Study

Read more about making changes to previously approved study documents or study plans and processes:


Training Modules

Some studies require that members of the research team complete certain educational modules. Download SOP 11 – Education & Training – Investigator & Key Personnel [PDF] for more information.

External Reporting

Reporting to Outside Institutions

This SOP outlines external reporting requirements for studies completed with Aurora IRB oversight. Learn more with SOP 12 – External Reporting [PDF].

Contact the RSPP/IRB Office

We’re here to answer your research documentation questions.

IRB Approval of Research

Find out the steps you need to take to get IRB approval of research.

Resources & Forms

Download templates for IRB application, informed consent and more.

Ceded Research

Learn what to do when an external IRB oversees your research.