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Institutional Review Board
Protecting Research Participants and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Institutional Review Board
Find resources about recent changes to the rules protecting human research subjects
What is the MDHHS Institutional Review Board and What Activities Need MDHHS IRB Review?
Overview of the MDHHS IRB.
Information for New Applications
Selecting an Application and Applying
Information to help new applicants choose and submit the correct application to the MDHHS IRB
Assistance With Informed Consent
MDHHS IRB Guidance on Informed Consent
Description of the requirements for informed consent in research, including new information from the 2018 Common Rule
MDHHS IRB Guidance on Requesting a Waiver of Informed Consent Requirements
Description of the requirements to waive informed consent regulations, including new information from the 2018 Common Rule.
Requirements After Approval
Application for Continuation of Approval Form - Non-Exempt
This form can be used to request continued approval of research approved by the full committee or research approved by expedited review under the pre-2018 Common Rule requirements.
Research Status or Closure - DCH-1279
This form can be used to update the IRB on the status of exempt research, research approved under the 2018 Common Rule on an expedited basis, or it can be used to close any study.
What Should I Do if I Want to Make Changes to Approved Research?
How to make changes to approved research.
Research Revision Request - DCH-1478
This form can be used to request changes to previously approved research.