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


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 New IRB System - CLICK Software Training

Researchers with human subjects projects have several opportunities in advance of the implementation of the IRB module of MSU's new research compliance system, ClickTM.  Learn more at Learn the new IRB System in advance. Sign-up for a Webinar. Wednesday, November 29, 4:00-5:00 pm - REGISTER Thursday, December 7, 1:00-2:00 pm - REGISTER Thursday, December 12, 1:00-2:00 pm - REGISTER Registration assistance: or 517-884-4600...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

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: 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