Activities Requiring Protocols

All Human Subjects Research conducted by faculty, students and staff of Montana State University 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 Meeting Dates
Full Committee Review Protocol Due Date IRB Meeting Date
Friday, December 22, 2023 Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Wednesday, June 5, 2024
n/a No July convened meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Committee Duties

The Institutional Review Board will have authority to approve, require revisions to, or disapprove human subject research. For a proposal to be approved, the benefits must outweigh the risks to the subjects, conform to the ethical principles in the Belmont Report, and include appropriate methods for obtaining informed consent from the subjects.