FAQ: Will my study require IRB approval?

At MSU, all research and/or clinical investigations involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board before initiation. This is based on federal regulations, university policies, and accreditation standards. Learn More.

If you have any questions on whether an activity requires IRB review, contact the IRB office by phone: 517-355-2180 or email: irb@msu.edu.

More information can be found in the HRPP Manual, Section 4-3, Determination of Human Subject Research.