Scope of the IRB
The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) reviews all research activities which involve human subjects for compliance with federal regulations and ethical standards. All human research conducted at, by, or under the auspices of this institution, whether funded or not, and whether conducted by the administrators, faculty, staff, or students, must be reviewed and approved before the research begins. The information available on this page is intended to guide you through the review process.
MSU's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number with OHRP is FWA00000203 (expires 8/23/2026).
MSU's DoD-Navy FWA Addendum number is DoD N-A3034.
MSU's IRB Registration Number is IRB00000789, and IORG is IORG0000467 (expires 8/23/2024).
MSU's HRPP has been accredited with the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) since 2013.
The Human Research Protection Program strives to provide quality customer service and resources to the MSU research community. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. We are constantly looking to refine our services to reduce unnecessary burden to our researchers.
Nicole Cobb, Research Compliance Officer, Assistant Director
Find Your Administrator
Protocol assignments are by colleges and departments:
- Alyssa- Engineering
- Nicole- Ag & Life Sciences, Architecture, Art & Design, ORED
- Tama- Arts & Sciences, Education, Forest Resources
- Tori- Business, Extension, Meridian Campus, Library, Honors College, Graduate School, CVM
Members of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Submission deadlines are 2 weeks prior to the meeting dates listed below, and apply ONLY to the applications for research requiring review by the Full Board. These dates do not apply if your study is classified as Exempt or Expedited.
The Convened IRB (CIRB) meets the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise specified.
|Submission Deadline||Meeting Date|
|July 26||August 9|
|August 30||September 13|
|September 27||October 11|
|October 25||November 8|
|November 29||December 13|
If you have a question about your particular research, please contact the HRPP staff at 662-325-5220.
HRPP and IRB Evaluation Survey for Researchers
In an effort to serve our research community to the best of our ability, we would love to hear your feedback on your experience when working with our HRPP office or the Institutional Review Board. Please take a minute to complete the survey below.
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