October 8, 2018

Access to MSU Institutional Review Board Legacy Online System

IMPORTANT: If you are a researcher and have records in the MSU IRB Legacy online system that you would still like to access, you will need to obtain these records before December 4, 2018.

The Click™ Research Compliance System was implemented December 4, 2017 and replaced the existing MSU IRB Legacy online system. As part of the implementation, the MSU IRB Legacy online system is available to researchers for one year after the implementation of Click. This means that the MSU IRB Legacy online system will be available to researchers until the system is taken offline on December 4, 2018. If you have any IRB records in the MSU IRB Legacy online system that you need or want, please obtain those records before December 4, 2018. This includes approval letters, IRB application forms, consent form(s), protocol document(s), etc. We strongly encourage researchers to start obtaining any documents now. As a reminder, the legacy system requires VPN access. If you have forgotten your password to log into the MSU IRB Legacy online system, you can email IRBForgot@ora.msu.edu

The MSU IRB Legacy online system is available at https://hrpp.msu.edu/click/legacy-access.html

New Learning Management System

Currently, the Human Research Protection training is accessed through the Saba Learning Management System (LMS). In November/ December 2018, there are plans to replace the Saba LMS with a new LMS, Ability.

  • There are no changes to the current human research training requirements.
  • Existing human research protection training records will be converted to Ability.

This change impacts where individuals access their training records and where individuals will complete the human research protection training in the future. For more information, please visit the ORA Ability LMS Project website: https://ora.msu.edu/train/ability/index.html

NEW LIVE WEBINAR! Human Subject Research Protection: Responsible Conduct in Research

The MSU Human Research Protection Program is introducing a new live one hour webinar, “Human Subject Research Protection: Responsible Conduct in Research,” that will be offered through Zoom.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify what activities require MSU Institutional Review Board Review
  • Explain the ethical principles related to human subject protection
  • Summarize the IRB review process, including initial and continuing

This session is designed to provide an introduction to human subject protection. While designed for graduate students, anyone new to human subject research is welcome to attend.

Sessions have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

To register, please email hrpp@ora.msu.edu and include the session date you plan to attend. 

COMING SOON – Revised Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 16 other federal departments and agencies are implementing a revised rule on Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also known as the Common Rule) that is anticipated to become effective January 21, 2019.  Please note this does not apply to research regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the Department of Justice.

Zoom webinars will be offered in the coming months to provide an overview of the changes and how it impacts MSU researchers. More information will be sent soon.