Human Research Protection Program

 New Research Compliance Management System - Coming Soon!
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.
The system will launch in stages with IRB in December 2017, IACUC in the spring of 2018, and EHS in the fall of 2018. Educational opportunities to learn the system will be available in the fall 2017. More information about the deployment of the new system will be available on the Research Administration Project website.

New: A recent memo announcing the Click implementation for IRB, IACUC, and EHS compliance activities is available at the RA Project Communications webpage.

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.