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  • Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
    The office within the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for implementing DHHS regulations (45 CFR Part 46) governing research involving human subjects. Formerly known as the Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR). (http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/)

    Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR)
    Former name of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) (See also: Office for Human Research Protections)

    Office of the Institutional Review Board (OIRB)
    Refers to members of administration and staff who are not members of the Board; the OIRB carries out the recommendations of the IRB.

    Open Design
    An experimental design in which both the investigator(s) and the participants know the treatment group(s) to which participants are assigned.