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MSOE Institutional Review Board (MSOE IRB)

MSOE's Institutional Review Board (MSOE IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and well-being of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. 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, and human subject research activities that use MSOE resources. All students, staff, and faculty at MSOE planning to conduct research involving human participants must submit an IRB protocol application package for review by MSOE IRB including proof of relevant training certification. Investigators must obtain written approval from MSOE IRB before human subject recruitment and research may begin.

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 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 IRB@msoe.edu.