Announcements

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 irb@msu.edu or regular mail...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


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


Selecting New Training System

A selection committee comprised of representatives from EHS, IRB, Animal Care, IPF, IT, and Purchasing have reviewed proposals from 6 training system vendors. Each will have an opportunity to demonstrate their products online this month. We want your input!  Please consider viewing the demos online. You'll have an opportunity to enter feedback during the events. Thinking Cap - Tue Aug 15, 2017 9am – 11:30am EDT Inquisiq - Tue Aug 15, 2017 1pm – 3:30pm EDT Litmos - Wed Aug...more


New Guidance Document Available Related to Exempt Category 4

A new guidance document, HRPP Manual Section 12-8, Guidance on Exempt Category 4, is now available. This document provides guidance on Exempt Category 4 under which certain retrospective research can be determined exempt if identifiable private information is not needed for the research data that will be analyzed. The guidance document is available at: https://hrpp.msu.edu/msu-hrpp-manual-section-12-8 Posted 7/5/2017...more


New GCP Training Requirement for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials” establishes the expectation that all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP), consistent with principles of the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) E6 (R2). At MSU, such individuals are required to complete either the CITI...more


MSU IRB Online System Outage - 6/8 at 5PM

 It is anticipated that there will be a brief outage of the MSU IRB Online System on Thursday, June 8 starting at approximately 5:00 P.M. We anticipate that the system will be down for about two hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this system outage may cause.  ...more


Revision to HRPP Manual

The MSU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Manual Section 9-2, "Noncompliance," has been revised to add a statement that the Principal Investigator is responsible for supervising all research staff and is held accountable for their actions and/or omissions and to revise the definitions of “noncompliance” and “continuing noncompliance” and add a definition of “serious noncompliance." Additional changes include updating "human research liaison" to "HRPP compliance analyst" and updating...more


New HRPP Office Location!

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Human Research Protection Program office will move to a new location at 4000 Collins Rd., Lansing, MI. The move is part of a larger relocation of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and its units to Collins Rd. The HRPP office will be closed on Thursday, April 27 during the move. While phone numbers will remain the same, the lines will be transferred during the move and as a result, will be down for some duration on April 27. For emergencies during this time of...more