IRB Application Instructions - Research Sites

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A. Identification of Research Sites

  • List all sites where the project will be conducted

  • Be as specific as possible

  • List the name of the site (e.g. name of the elementary school, hospital, clinic)

  • If you are collecting data through the Internet, list the location as the Internet

  • See HRPP Manual Section 6-9-F, Special Considerations: Multiple Research Sites for considerations when research is conducted at sites external to MSU

B. Other IRBs

  • Indicate if any of the sites listed in A have their own IRB

C. Involvement of non-MSU Personnel (Expedited / Full Board Only)

  • Examples of non-MSU organizations include schools, companies, hospitals, private practices, state departments, other universities

  • If yes, describe in (1) the individuals' involvement in the research (e.g. will they perform research procedures, will they obtain consent)

  • Depending upon the type of activity, the individuals' involvement may engage their organization in the research which could require additional steps depending on the project funding

  • See HRPP Manual Section 6-9-F, Special Considerations: Multiple Research Sites for considerations when research is conducted at sites external to MSU

D. Involvement of MSU Units (Expedited / Full Board Only)

  • Indicate if other MSU units outside the control or supervision of the investigator will be involved in the conduct of the research; for example, will your project involve Department of Radiology (e.g. MRI scan), Biomedical Research Informatics Core (e.g. data storage), volunteer subject pool?

  • If yes, identify the MSU units in (1)

E. International Research Sites (Expedited / Full Board Only)

  • Indicate if any of the research sites will be outside the U.S.

  • If yes, indicate in (1) whether there is a local ethics board and if so, identify the board in (i)

  • See HRPP Manual Section 2-5, International Research for considerations when conducting research outside the U.S. and HRPP Manual Section 6-9-F, Multiple Research Sites, for requirements when the research will involve research sites that are external to MSU

Helpful HRPP Manual Sections

Question Number

  • Initial Application (Exempt) - Question 7A, B

  • Initial Application (Expedited and Full Board) - Question 8