The IRB: What Is It and How It Works
IRB is an acronym for the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Research Subjects. All universities, hospitals, and other institutions that conduct research using humans as research subjects are required by law to establish a committee responsible for reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure that the rights and welfare of the subjects are protected. To comply with this law, Minot State University has established the IRB.
Minot State University’s IRB policy requires that all research involving human subjects, whether funded by an external organization or not, must comply with regulations for human subject research established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and described in the Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46 and by Minot State University IRB policies. This means that projects involving human subjects must have IRB approval prior to project initiation. This website has the materials that will help you in obtaining IRB approval for your project.
→ IRB Policy Document [pdf - revised 9/20/06]
→ Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)