Institutional Review Board



As stated in the Manual, “the IRB serves to implement the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) assurance of compliance with federal and state of Minnesota policies, regulations and laws relating to the protection of human participants in research as defined in 45 CFR 46.102(l). The policies and procedures described herein apply to all research and research-related activities involving human participants regardless of the source of funding or whether there is funding. In some cases, the regulations at the University are more stringent than federal guidelines. In order to meet this institutional responsibility, it is the policy of this University that no research activity involving human participants shall be undertaken unless the IRB has reviewed and approved.”

This means that IRB review is necessary prior to recruitment and data collection for all research, regardless of design, that involves human subjects.

Please use to the available links to find more information about the board, the proposal process, required trainings or to get some helpful tips with our processes and requirements. If you have questions check out the FAQs or reach out to us with questions big or small.



Does my research need IRB approval?

IRB Proposals

Proposal Review Schedule

Information on when the proposals are reviewed during the year.

Review Schedule


Information about the Board including Members, Minutes, and Meetings.

IRB Board

Contact Us

Information to Contact the IRB.

Contact Information

Members and Review Schedule

Information about the Board including Members, Minutes, and Meetings.

IRB Proposals

Information about the proposal process and application guidelines.

Ethics Training

The Institutional Review Board training information and documents.

Tips and Tricks

Describes the policies and procedures of Minnesota State University, Mankato IRB and related activities conducted at, sponsored or co-sponsored by the Institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions about the IRB, trainings, or the IRB proposal process.

Contact Us

Contact the Institutional Review Board.