Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research involving human subjects must have IRB approval prior to implementation. A student should seek IRB approval after gaining the committee’s approval of his/her research proposal. When approval is obtained and prior to the beginning of the research, the Chair of the IRB will sign the research proposal form and send the approval letter to the researcher electronically.

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Human Subjects Research in Minot Public

Researchers studying personnel or students in the Minot School District, must also complete an IRB research application must contain approval from the appropriate Assistant Superintendent and the Principal of the school or schools the research will be conducted at.  The research application, which is part of the IRB material, must be approved by Minot State University’s Institutional Review Board and signed by the IRB chair and the Superintendent of the Minot School District prior to implementation of the research. Researchers studying personnel or students outside of the Minot School District are encouraged to contact the appropriate School District to follow the procedures they require. The Minot State University IRB requires a minimum of Principal approval, in the form of a signed letter of approval, from schools outside the Minot School District.