International research involving human subjects often presents unique challenges. To help guide you through the IRB submission process, the Human Research Protection Office offers a number of useful resources.

International Research Prep Work Checklists

International Research Prep Work Checklists are useful resources if you are conducting research outside of the United States. PIs should use these checklists PRIOR to submitting a protocol to the IRB.

Responsibility of PI to identify the local requirements

The PI (and local informed partner) should review the Federal OHRP compilation standards for international research prior to submitting to WashU’s IRB. 

Federal OHRP’s website: “The International Compilation of Human Research Standards

  • Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) – Federal agency that oversees IRBs. 
  • Compilation convened by US Department of Health and Human Services; WashU’s expectations are compiled from Federal OHRP.

How can we help you with the pre submission checklists?

Please contact:

Cindy Brantmeier
Professor of Applied Linguistics, Global Studies
Director and Advisor, Applied Linguistics
Faculty Fellow, International Research, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research

Brantmeier named faculty fellow in international research

Cindy Brantmeier, professor of applied linguistics and education in Arts & Sciences, has been selected to serve as the first faculty fellow in international research at Washington University in St. Louis.

Need help with your IRB submission? 

Please contact your international research HRPO partners:

Erin Higgs
Expedited Review Specialist

Mitchell Saulisbury-Robertson
Assistant Director of Social Behavioral Research and Expedited Review