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MSOE Institutional Review Board (MSOE IRB)

Approval Process

Investigator Responsibilities
Start the approval process by reading the document Investigator Responsibilities.

Required Training
Prior to completing and submitting a protocol application to MSOE IRB, investigators should fulfill human subject research certification. MSOE IRB requires proof of CITI Program certification on file in your IRBNet user profile’s training and credentials section. Contact to determine the level of training appropriate for your planned research and to receive CITI Program registration instructions.

Prepare a PDF of your certificate to upload and submit to MSOE IRB via IRBNet.

Acceptable current certification falls within two calendar years preceding a corresponding protocol's submittal date. ALL training expires with MSOE IRB three years after the effective date stated on the certificate.

Submit the IRB Human Research Protocol Application
Download and save the IRB Human Research Protocol Application Form to your computer. Complete all sections of this form and submit to for MSOE IRB review and approval.



MSOE uses IRBNet to streamline the protocol submission and review process. Log onto to download MSOE documents required in the application package. A username and password are required to access IRBnet. Please submit the request below for a username and password.

IRBNet Access Request

Learn how to use IRBNet with easy online training energizers. These training energizers are available in IRBnet.



MSOE IRB highly encourages researchers to use Qualtrics for their online surveys. MSOE has a Qualtrics campus-wide license as a resource for all faculty, staff and students. To proceed with Qualtrics, send an email request to to have an account created for you.