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The mission of the University of Minnesota is deeply connected to the conduct of research. It is of critical importance to the reputation and future of this institution that we remain committed to the highest standards of research integrity in all work conducted in our institution.
Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) staff members process IRB and IBC submissions, assist independent research review committees, and assist executive committees comprised of chairs and vice-chairs from other panels. Human medical research studies go before the committee five times each month, social research is reviewed monthly, and student social research studies are reviewed monthly. The IBC committee meets monthly to review research and related issues.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews human subjects’ research projects, working with investigators to ensure adequate protection and informed, uncoerced consent.
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews projects working with Recombinant DNA, Artificial Gene Transfer, Infectious Agents (bacteria, viruses, protozoans, fungi, etc.) and Biologically Derived Toxins.
Visit Research @ the U of M to learn more about the people, processes and practices of the University research community.