Consultation & Guidance

OCRA consultation services are available to all FSU researchers who are, or want to, engage in human subjects research. This includes behavioral/observational studies as well as clinical research and clinical trials. Even if you are a basic scientist who wants to translate your lab results or research discovery into clinical practice, contact our office to discuss what steps you need to take.

We will review your protocol and informed consent documents (pre-IRB submission or following IRB-required modifications before resubmission) and offer feedback designed to help you address in advance any potential regulatory or compliance concerns such as:

  • Feasibility of the approach and design
  • Interventions
  • Use of regulated products
  • Statistical methods used
  • Record-keeping, required reporting
  • Recruiting or consenting subjects.

We also can assist with the submission of protocols using the FSU RAMP IRB submission system.

OCRA can design and guide tailored training for colleges, departments or work units. This includes providing basic phlebotomy skills training for study staff. We also partner with other research support offices across campus to periodically deliver informational workshops, seminars and other knowledge-building opportunities for researchers.