Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Minot State University’s IRB policy requires that all research involving human subjects, whether funded by an external organization or not, must comply with regulations for human subject research established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as described in the Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46 and by Minot State University IRB policies. This means that projects involving human subjects must have IRB approval prior to project initiation. For complete information, including forms, templates, and procedures please visit the IRB website at or contact the IRB Chair at

A graduate 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 send the approval letter to the researcher electronically.

Human Subjects Research in Minot Public
Researchers studying personnel or students in the Minot School District must complete the Request to Conduct Research in Minot Public Schools form, available on the Home Page of the IRB website. Approval from building principal(s) and the Assistant Superintendent must be obtained prior to seeking IRB approval.