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Attention: MSOE IRB has converted IRB processing from IRBNet to OneAegis.

Please see below for information on using OneAegis for any human subject research protocols, request for amendments, continuing reviews, and/or development activities.

MSOE Institutional Review Board (MSOE IRB)


The MSOE Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and well-being of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. MSOE complies with requirements set forth in Title 45, Part 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46), known as the “2018 Common Rule,” as well as Wisconsin State laws and MSOE policies.

All students, staff, and faculty at MSOE planning to conduct research involving human subjects will submit an IRB protocol application packet for review by the IRB. Investigators must obtain approval from the MSOE IRB before human subject recruitment and research begins.

In accordance with regulatory standards, MSOE IRB is comprised of qualified board members that include at least one non-scientist and one community representative. MSOE's Executive Vice President of Academics serves as the Institutional Official for the MSOE IRB.

MSOE IRB Jurisdiction

MSOE Institutional Review Board (MSOE IRB) has jurisdiction over

  • Human subject research activities conducted at MSOE
  • Human subject research activities conducted by MSOE employees, students, or agents at any location
  • Human subject research activities that use MSOE resources


Federal Regulations

Human subject researchers (e.g. investigators) at MSOE comply with requirements set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations known as the “Common Rule” as well as Wisconsin State laws and MSOE policies. Federally funded multi-site studies requiring single IRB (sIRB) review involve coordinated local oversight by and advanced planning with the MSOE IRB office. In any study, if investigators intend to recruit study participants from locations outside of the United States, the primary investigator (PI) must first secure written approval from MSOE IRB prior to contacting research officials in other countries.

Additional details on regulations are available on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website. Please also review the Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts for information on how MSOE IRB determines if an activity is research involving human subjects that must be reviewed.


SMART IRB is a platform designed to ease common challenges associated with initiating multi-site research. To use Smart IRB for a study, send an email to