NIH Certificate of Confidentiality

The National Institutes of Health provides a Certificate of Confidentiality automatically to research funded wholly or in part by the NIH for human research, including exempt research studies. As a result, upon award, the study is automatically issued a Certificate of Confidentiality from NIH and the NIH Policy for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality applies to the study. For more information about Certificates of Confidentiality, please visit the MSU HRPP website:

Revised Template Consent Form Contact Information

As a result of the new MSU HRPP office location, template consent form contact information has been updated to the following: If you have questions or concerns about your role and rights as a research participant, would like to obtain information or offer input, or would like to register a complaint about this study, you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Michigan State University’s Human Research Protection Program at 517-355-2180, Fax 517-432-4503, or e-mail or regular mail...more

NIH Policy on Single IRB

The Final NIH Policy on Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research establishes the expectation that all domestic sites participating in multi-site studies involving non-exempt human subjects research funded by NIH will use a single Institutional Review Board (sIRB). This policy applies to: NIH-funded Non-exempt human subject research Multi-site where each site will conduct the same protocol Domestic sites Supported through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or NIH intramural Research...more

NIH Policy on Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunities

For due dates on or after January 25, 2018, NIH will require that all applications involving one or more clinical trials be submitted through a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) specifically designed for clinical trials. Applications/proposals involving clinical trials with due dates on or after January 25, 2018 must be submitted to an FOA or request for proposal (RFP) that explicitly states it will accept clinical trials. After January 25, 2018, NIH will no longer accept clinical trial...more


MSU is Now a Participating Institution in SMART IRB! SMART IRB (Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform) is funded by NIH and is designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multi-site research. It allows institutions to minimize duplicate IRB review while maintaining appropriate oversight and is in line with the Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research. MSU is now a participating...more

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. Major changes include: New requirements regarding information that must be given to prospective research subjects as part of the informed consent process Allows the use of broad consent (i.e., seeking prospective consent to unspecified future research) from a subject for storage, maintenance, and secondary...more

Introduction to IRB CLICK software - New training dates!

Researchers with human subjects projects have several opportunities to learn about the IRB module of MSU's new research compliance system, ClickTM.  Learn more at      Video Recording of Click Intro of IRB Module (42 min)  Hands-on Computer Lab Assistance: During the following times, investigators can use available computers or their own device to...more

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. Zoom Instructor-led Demonstrations Friday, October 27 at 11:00 am - Register Wednesday, November 1 at 3:00 pm - Register Thursday, November 9 at 1:00 pm - Register Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00 pm - Register Assistance with registration or participating...more

New Compliance Management Suite Coming!

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...more

New MSU HRPP Office Location

The Michigan State University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) office has moved to a new office location at 4000 Collins Road, Suite 136, Lansing, MI, 48910. The move is part of a larger relocation of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and its units to the Collins Road location. The HRPP move includes both the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Compliance offices. Office hours at the new location remain the same, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Template consent form contact...more