Conducting Responsible Research

The responsible conduct of research involves the review of the rights of human and animal research subjects prior to the participation in research activities at the University of Michigan. Compliance includes human subjects review and protections, training for responsible research ethics complicance (PEERRS), animal care compliance, material transfers agreements and data use agreements.

Human Subjects Protection

UM-Flint Institutional Review Board (IRB) website, consent templates, IRB meeting schedule, etc.

(Changes to the Common Rule have been delayed until January 19, 2019.  The University has initiated a flexibility initiative to put in place some of the changes in advance of the compliance date - click here for more details)

Animal Care Compliance

University-wide Animal Care and Use Program

PEERRS Certification

7 modules: Conflict of Interest, Research Practice Foundations, Research Administration, *Human Subjects Biomedical & Health, *Human Subjects-Social & Behavioral, Authorship, Export Controls (* If you will submit an IRB application you must complete one of the Human Subjects Protections modules before you can receive approval). Access PEERRS


Online application system for IRB (Regulatory Mangement login) or for Grant submision (Proposal Management)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

UM Policy Documents/websites: