University of Minnesota
Institutional Review Board

Institutional Review Board homeIRB


The University of Minnesota IRB is committed to the protection of human participants in research. The following outlines guidance for researchers in the development of a research protocol.

Scientific assessment

Learn which studies require a scientific assessment before submitting to the IRB for review and approval. Includes information about acceptable methods for scientific assessment.


Learn how to ethically recruit participants for research. Includes information about acceptable recruitment materials and unique requirements for recruiting Fairview patients for research.

Informed consent

Learn how to ethically obtain informed consent or assent/parental permission for research. Includes best practices for informed consent, documentation of informed consent requirements, and tools and resources for developing a meaningful and engaging informed consent process.

Data and safety monitoring

Learn about data and safety monitoring plans and boards. Includes information about who might monitor data, regulations, and responsibilities of a DSMB.

Need help?

Email or call the IRB:
(612) 626-5654

Staff directory

Office Hours: 8 - 4:30  M - F

Office Location:
D528 Mayo Memorial Building

Mailing Address:
MMC 820
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0392

Campus Mail Address:
MMC 820
Minneapolis Campus