COVID-19 IRB GUIDANCE - updated 2/14/22

Policies and Important Information

Required Trainings for Personnel on Protocols

Committee Meeting Times:

Full Committee ReviewProtocol Due Date

IRB Meeting Date
2 week prior to IRB meeting
3rd Friday of each month 
December 10, 2021
December 17, 2021
January 7, 2022
January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 18, 2022
March 11, 2022
March 25, 2022, one week late due to Spring Break
April 1, 2022
April 15, 2022
May 6, 2022
May 20, 2022
June 3, 2022
June 17, 2022
July 1, 2022
July 15, 2022
August 5, 2022
August 19,2022
September 2, 2022
September 16, 2022
October 7, 2022
October 21, 2022
November 4, 2022
November 18, 2022
December 2, 2022
December 16, 2022


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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 well being 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.