Human Research Protection Program

New Research Compliance Management System - Go Live December 4, 2017!
The Office of Regulatory Affairs is launching a new web-based system for Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) compliance. The new system will streamline the creation, submission, and review of applications and protocols for researchers and reviewers. In addition, it will provide improved security and transparency for compliance processes, and allow researchers to better track approved documents.

Click Go-Live for IRB
Beginning December 4, 2017, Click will be used for all new IRB submissions (e.g. initial applications, renewals, and revisions). While the MSU IRB Online System will no longer accept new submissions, historical information in the online system is planned to be available to researchers for one year after go live, until December 4, 2018.

Transition Cutoff Date for New Submissions
On November 22, 2017, the MSU IRB Online System will no longer accept new initial review, renewal, or revision submissions for expedited and full board studies. New submissions for expedited and full board studies will resume in Click on December 4 2017. The November 22, 2017 cutoff date does not impact submissions for exempt applications, reportable events, or other submission types.

Click Implementation Resources
More information about the deployment of the new system is available on the
Research Administration Project website.

New! Register for Zoom Sessions - Click's IRB Module
Instructor-led Zoom sessions are offered for Click's IRB module. Researchers will begin using Click in December.

Register for one of the online Zoom offerings below for a demonstration of Click's IRB module and an opportunity to ask questions.

  • Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00 pm - Register

Assistance with registration or participating in Zoom meeting train@ora.msu.edu or 517-884-4600

Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
In January 2017, final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal agencies. Most of these provisions will go into effect on January 19, 2018, with the exception of the requirements for cooperative research which go into effect on January 20, 2020. Until then, the current regulations remain in place.  In addition, this revised regulation is subject to additional review by the federal government which could result in changes. As implementation proceeds, more information will be provided.

Visit the MSU HRPP Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects webpage for more information, including a summary of the changes.