The HRPP Operations Manual (OM) is the primary location for compiling, organizing, integrating, and pointing to the rules, policies, practices, and guidance encompassing the Mississippi State University Human Research Protections Program (HRPP), including the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB). The HRPP Officer and IRB chair has reviewed and approved the OM and approves each substantial modification or amendment to it.
These policies and procedures are reviewed periodically for any needed changes or updates but at a minimum every five years during the preparation of the Accreditation Site Visit. Revisions may be made at any time, but are made immediately as required by changes in law, ethical standards, institutional policy, quality assurance activities or other considerations. All changes are communicated to the MSU research community accordingly.