IRB Application Instructions - Biologics and Radiation and Other Considerations

Help Information

A. Biological Materials

  • Examples of materials of human origin include nail clippings, saliva, blood, skin cells,  teeth, sweat

  • Material of human origin may be pre-existing (e.g. blood spots previously collected or obtained) or may be prospectively be obtained (e.g. blood draw, cheek swab)

  • Any person that will be working with human blood or other human derived potentially infectious bodily fluid, unfixed tissue/organs, cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures, culture medium or other solutions that may contain blood borne pathogens must be included in MSU’s Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Control Program. For more information contact the Biosafety Industrial Hygienist at MSU Environmental Health and Safety; for contact information, visit the ehs.msu.edu website.

B. Radioactive Materials

  • For more information about the requirements for radiation use at MSU, contact Radiation Safety at MSU Environmental Health and Safety; for contact information, visit the ehs.msu.edu website.

  • Use of radioactive materials and/or use of radiation producing machines excludes projects from expedited and/or exempt review.

C. Human Embryos

  • For more information about the requirements for use of human embryos or stem cells at MSU, contact the MSU Institutional Stem Cell Research Committee; for contact information, visit the stemcellresearch.msu.edu website.

D. Clinicaltrials.gov

E. International Conference on Harmonisation - Good Clinical Practice

Helpful HRPP Manual Sections

Question Number

  • Initial Application (Expedited and Full Board) - Question 15