New MDHHS IRB Initial Review and Abbreviated Initial Review Application Forms Available

The MDHHS IRB Initial Review Application (DCH-1277) and Abbreviated Initial Review Application (DCH-1277-A) forms have been updated. These forms are available at under the heading “Information for New Applications.” The new forms should help applicants comply with the 2018 Requirements of the Common Rule, and should ensure the MDHHS IRB has the information needed to review applications under those requirements. Applicants to the IRB are encouraged to start using the new forms immediately.

Because we know some applicants may already have been preparing documents to submit to the IRB before these forms were finalized, the IRB will accept applications submitted on older versions of these forms through May 1st, 2019. After May 1st, 2019, all new applications to the IRB should be made on one of the 2019 versions of these IRB applications.

Feel free to contact the MDHHS IRB with any questions or comments.