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.
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Information on when the proposals are reviewed during the year.
Information about the Board including Members, Minutes, and Meetings.
Information to Contact the IRB.