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Virtual Library Access: The physical library space is closed until further notice. Online library resources will continue to be available and MSOE librarians will be providing remote support. For more information view the Virtual Library Guide.

Off-Campus Access Alert: You may encounter errors when accessing library databases from off-campus. If you encounter an error, please try disconnecting from the GlobalProtect VPN. You can also try clearing the browser's cache or try accessing the resource using another browser. For more information view the Off-Campus Access Guide.

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.

 

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.