Policies and Important Information

Required Trainings for Personnel on Protocols

Working With  CITI and Other Training
Surveys or research on Human Subjects (i.e. Student Projects)

Students and Class Projects

Social and Behavioral Research on Human Subjects Social and Behavioral Research Investigators/Faculty
Biomedical Research on Human Subjects Biomedical Research Investigators/Faculty
Data or Specimens Acquired from Human Subjects Use of Data or Specimens Acquired from Human Subjects
Confidential Information Use of Confidential Information, Privacy Security (IPS for Researchers)
HIPAA-compliant building and managing of online surveys and databases REDcap Training
Clinical Trials Clinical Trials and Good Clinical Practice

Committee Meeting Times:

Protocol Due Date IRB Meeting Date
1 week prior to IRB meeting 3rd Thursday of every month (with one exception)
January 9, 2020 January 16, 2020
February 13, 2020 February 20, 2020
March 12, 2020 March 26, 2020   [one week later due to spring break]
April 9, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 7, 2020

May 21, 2020

June 11, 2020 June 18, 2020
July 9, 2020 July 16, 2020
August 13, 2020 August 20, 2020
September 10, 2020 September 17, 2020
October 8, 2020 October 15, 2020
November 12, 2020 November 19, 2020
December 10, 2020 December 17, 2020


Committee Members Information Page

Activities Requiring Protocols

All research conducted by faculty, students and staff of MSU that involves human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board. This requirement applies to unfunded research, research funded by the federal government, and research funded by other sources.

Committee Duties

The Institutional Review Board will have authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove the covered human subject research. For a proposal to be approved, its benefits must outweigh the risks to the subjects, it must conform to the ethical principles in the Belmont Report and there must be appropriate methods for obtaining informed consent from the subjects.

Committee Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Institutional Review Board is the protection of the rights, welfare and wellbeing of human subjects who participate in research at Montana State University. We follow the ethical standards described in the Belmont Report, as well as all applicable federal, state and local regulations. In addition to those regulations, we abide by university policies and procedures.