(updated 1/8/14)

Montana Hall

MSU'S FEDERALWIDE ASSURANCE NUMBER IS: FWA00000165  (issued 1/11/2001)


Beginning January 1, 2006, University policy requires that all protocols submitted from individuals NOT employed by or students of Montana State University be charged a $500 review fee per application. Renewals for those proposals will be at no charge. Applications from private entities (i.e. projects not administered by MSU's Office of Sponsored Programs) will be charged the $500 fee per application. Renewals for those proposals will also be at no charge.


REQUIRED Education & Training ... A MUST READ

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI): When you enter the CITI training site, be sure to provide YOUR name, address, phone number and e-mail address; NOT your advisor's or any false information. [Most investigators should choose the Social, Behavioral and Educational (SBE) module. If you previously have had NIH or other training, you may take the Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher module (even if you've had other training in the past, you must still complete the CITI training; this is the only training accepted by MSU). STUDENTS: When you go to the CITI website, Main Menu, click on "Add a Course or Update your Learner Group;" then on the CITI Course Enrollment screen, scroll down to Question #2 and select 'Student' (4th choice under Question #2). That will take you to the Student module for student research projects.]
  • NOTE: Protocols will not be approved until all PIs, researchers, team members, faculty advisors (or anyone having contact with human subjects) have completed the CITI training (mandated by VPR).
  • NOTE: CITI certification must be repeated every three years (select module Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher).

Contact Information
IRB Office 994-6783
Chair, Mark Quinn 994-4707
Administrator, Cheryl Johnson 994-4706
FAX 406-994-4303

Office Mailing Address
Montana State University
Dept. of Immunology & Infectious Diseases
P.O. Box 173610
Bozeman, MT 59717-3610
If hand-delivering applications:
960 Technology Blvd., Room 127
Bozeman, MT 59718



Template for reviewing protocols



  • What is HIPAA?
  • HIPAA Worksheet
  • HIPAA Compliant Consent Form
  • HIPAA Training and Presentation

    IRB - Human Subjects

    Other Links

  • MSU Office of Sponsored Programs
  • (OHRP) Home Page
  • OHRP: Guidance on Engagement of Institutions in Human Subjects
  • Code of Federal Regulations - Title 45 Part 46 - Protection of Human Subjects
  • The Belmont Report
  • Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights - HIPAA
  • Frequently Asked Questions (link to HHS site; example How long to retain records?)
  • IRB Authorization Agreement (Name of Institution or Organization Providing IRB Review)

    NEW MANDATE: Expedited and Full Committee reviewed applications can only be approved up to three (3) years total. If the project continues beyond three (3) years, a new application will need to be submitted.

    Instructions & Applications




    Researchers as Subjects in their own Studies