The UM-Flint Institutional Review Board's (IRB) primary goal is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the University of Michigan. Please note the following:
  • All research projects must be approved before investigators may begin any aspect of their project.
  • All UM-Flint research projects must be submitted through an electronic software program known as the eResearch Regulatory Management System (
  • All research in which a UM-Flint faculty or staff member or student or other trainee is the principal investigator and all research using UM-Flint facilities or private information should be reviewed and, if approved, monitored, by IRB-Flint.
  • Occasionally, given the nature of the research or location of subject recruitment, a project may require review by a University of Michigan IRB other than IRB-Flint. Investigators who believe this situation may apply to their project must contact IRB-Flint before submitting an application.


AAHRPP Reaccredititation is coming in 2015

IRB News

Flexibility Initiative: Two Year Approval Periods

The IRBs may, at their discretion, issue a two year approval.  

Flexibility Initiative: U-M Exemption Category #2a

Exemption #2a expands the definition of federal Exemption #2 to minimal risk research with adults that involves a non-invasive intervention followed by data collection via survey, interview (including focus groups) or observation.

Flexibility Initiative: U-M Exemption Category #7

New option for expedited review of analysis of identifiable data.