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To better serve University of Minnesota researchers and Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviewers all human subject applications and several supporting documents have been revised. The revised forms will provide the IRB committee with more precise information for review.
The revisions affect all human subject applications: Health and Biological, Social and Behavioral and Exempt applications. Samples of revisions include Potential Biohazards, Inclusion/Exclusion of Children in research and changes to several appendices.
Use these application forms to apply for IRB approval to conduct research with human subjects that involves minimal or greater than minimal risk to human subjects or participants. (More about minimal risk.)
HRPP documents are protected since checkboxes and dropdown menus are utilized. If you are trying to use certain Microsoft Word features such as spell check, the document must be unprotected.
The NEW Medical Record Chart Review (MRCR) application has been developed for researchers who plan to use medical record chart review methodologies only. This new process has been especially tailored with medical record chart review researchers in mind. No other types of research should be submitted on this form as they will be returned.
The NEW Research Methods Class Protocol application has been developed for researchers who plan to conduct surveys, interviews, observations of public behavior. This new process has been especially tailored with class protocols in mind. No other types of research should be submitted on this form as they will be returned.
There are 5 exempt application forms available for research such as educational tests; surveys; interviews; observation of public behavior; studies of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens, or diagnostic specimens; consumer acceptance or taste testing.
Questions? Try these four steps to determine if your activity is exempt from full IRB review.
Not sure which form to use? See Which form to Use?
Please note that an additional scientific review is not required at the time of submission.
The Change in Protocol Request form is used to request changes to IRB approved research. IRB approval for changes must be obtained before those changes can be initiated. Submit the form along with any updated materials (e.g. recruitment, consent forms, Investigator Brochures). Do not use this form to respond when changes are requested by the IRB such as changes requested in a stipulation letter. Completed forms must be submitted with the PI’s signature or submitted from the PI’s UMN authenticated email account.
For studies under the Masonic Cancer Center’s Cancer Protocol Review Committee (CPRC) review, any change in protocol from submitted indicating a protocol amendment/change to study procedure must be reviewed and approved by the CCPRC. Submit the form and any supporting materials to email@example.com. Approved forms will be forwarded to the IRB after CCPRC’s review is complete.
Complete and submit this form to request personnel changes on an IRB study.
Add/Change/Remove IRB Study Personnel (Microsoft Word)
Complete and submit this form to request title changes on an IRB study.
Add/Change/Remove IRB Study Titles (Microsoft Word)
Complete and submit this form to request copies of documents associated with an IRB study.
IRB Request for Document Copy (Microsoft Word)
UPIRTSO Form (Revised November 2012)
An agreement allow the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board to formally delegate research review responsibilities to the respective IRB for projects where:
This form registers activities on projects where the review was conducted through the researcher's respective IRB, eliminating the duplicity of a review conducted by both review boards.
Affiliated Research Registration Form (tbd)
FAQ: Application Submission
Feel free to contact our office with any questions or suggestions.
Applications may be submitted electronically through e-mail or in hard copy by mail. Electronic submissions must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the principal investigator’s University of Minnesota e-mail address (X500). If the Principal Investigator is a student, the faculty advisor must be carbon-copied (cc-ed) on the e-mail. If the application is not e-mailed directly from the Principal Investigator’s X500, then the application must be physically signed by the Principal Investigator and scanned into a pdf before submission.
Reminder: Keep a copy for your records
Mail or deliver to:
Human Research Protection Program
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0392
Human Research Protection Program