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
September 13, 2018 September 20, 2018
October 11, 2018 October 18, 2018
November 8, 2018 November 15, 2018
December 13, 2018 December 20, 2018

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.