Policies and Important Information

Required Trainings for Personnel on Protocols

Working With  CITI and Other Training
Biomedical Research on Human Subjects

Biomedical Research Investigators/Faculty

Social and Behavioral Research on Human Subjects Social and Behavioral Research Investigators/Faculty
Surveys or research on Human Subjects (i.e. Student Projects) Human Subjects Research, Students
Data or Specimens Acquired from Human Subjects Human Subjects Research, Data or Specimens Only
Confidential Information Information Privacy Security (IPS for Researchers)
HIPAA-compliant building and managing of online surveys and databases REDcap Training

Committee Meeting Times:

Protocol Due Date IRB Meeting Date
1 week prior to IRB meeting 3rd Thursday of every month
January 10, 2019 January 17, 2019
February 14, 2019 February 21, 2019
March 14, 2019 March 28, 2019  [one week later due to spring break]
April 11, 2019

April 18, 2019

May 9, 2019

May 16, 2019

June 13, 2019 June 20, 2019
July 11, 2019 July 18, 2019
August 8, 2019 August 15, 2019
September 12, 2019 September 19, 2019
October 10, 2019 October 17, 2019
November 14, 2019 November 21, 2019
December 12, 2019 December 19, 2019

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.