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
1st Wednesday of each month 
December 21, 2022
January 4, 2023
January 18, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 1, 2023
March 22, 2023
April 5, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 3, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 7, 2023


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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.