The Institutional Review Board's 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 human subjects research projects must submit an IRB application in the eResearch system. The eResearch system uses a decision-tree to route your application for either IRB review or a self-determination if it meets the criteria. The study must go through this process before investigators begin research involving human subjects
- The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for providing accurate and complete information in the eResearch application.
- Occasionally, a project may require review by U-M's IRB-Med (for projects involving medical patients, medical devices, or FDA regulated protocols) or an IRB at another institution. Investigators who believe this situation applies should consult IRB-Flint staff support for advice on how to proceed.
Frequently Used Links
- IRB Application Process
- Informed Consent Templates
- Full Board Schedule and Submission Deadlines
- Tips for Faculty Advisors
- Tips for Student Investigators
- Risk Level Grid