Institutional Authorization Agreement

Institutional Authorization Agreement

An Institutional Authorization Agreement may cover all human research that engages or otherwise requires IRB review between two institutions. Institutional Authorization Agreements can be reciprocal (i.e. both institutions can rely upon each institution's IRB) or one way (i.e. where one institution agrees to rely upon the other institution's IRB). Each institution retains authority to determine whether to conduct its own review on a project specific basis.

MSU has established Institutional Authorization Agreements, with reciprocal reliance, with the following entities:

  • Spectrum Health System
  • Mercy Health (Saint Mary's)

MSU has entered into Institutional Authorization Agreements, with reliance upon MSU as the IRB of record, with the following entities:

  • Allegiance Health
  • Borgess
  • Bronson
  • Covenant HealthCare System
  • Genesys Health System
  • Hurley Medical Center
  • McLaren Health Care
  • Memorial Healthcare
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michigan Public Health Institute
  • Munson Medical Center
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
  • Sparrow Health System
  • UP Health System - Marquette
  • Van Andel Research Institute

MSU has entered into Institutional Authorization Agreements, with reliance upon another Institution as the IRB of record, with the following entities:

  • National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board
  • Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB)

If you are affiliated with an institution who would like to establish an institutional authorization agreement with MSU, please contact Kim Hess.