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.


Montana State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) functions as part of the Office of Research Compliance and is responsible for reviewing and approving all research involving human subjects. All research involving human subjects must be registered in one way or another with the Institutional Review Board regardless of funding source or location. Approval must be granted prior to initiating the research. Our office is located in Tech Park, 2155 Analysis Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718.

Getting Started

CITI Training and Education

Application Procedures

Filing an Application

Review Process

Processing Applications

Types of Reviews
  • Request for Exemption
  • Expedited
  • Full Committee
Application Forms
  • Request for Exemption
  • Expedited
  • Full Committee
  • Request for Modifications/Amendments
Consent Form Guidelines
  • General
  • Genetic Testing
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • OHRP Checklist
  • Readability for Consent Forms
  • Blood Draws
  • Radioactive, Drugs, X-rays
  • Exercise Stress
Deadlines & Meeting Dates
  • Filing Deadines
  • Meeting Dates
Operating Principles
Rules and Regulations of an IRB



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