University of Minnesota
Institutional Review Board

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Protecting human subjects

Full AAHRPP AccreditationThe IRB reviews research projects that involve human subjects to uphold two broad standards: first, that subjects are not placed at undue risk; second, that they give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation.

With representation from a wide range of scientific disciplines and from outside the academic community, the IRB gives prompt but individualized attention to the numerous research projects at the university.


Download IRB applications, appendices, post-approval submission forms and templates. Learn more


See information on the IRB review process, exempt research categories and post-approval review. Learn more


Find details on basic and advanced human subjects' protection training for investigators and research personnel. Learn more


Find out what researchers need to know about IRB policy, best practices and frequently asked questions. Learn more

News & information

Updates for biomedical applications:

  • Redesigned application form
  • Change to training requirements
  • New pre-review for CMRR research
  • New study protocol requirement

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Meetings & deadlines

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