Institutional Review Board (IRB) Procedures
by completing the
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application
External research involving human subjects at Mott Community College must be reviewed
and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the President. Some research
that involves students and employees, although conducted by internal employees, may
need IRB approval. Employees shall not access College data for personal use without
appropriate permissions. The Principal Investigator will submit the Institutional
Review Board (IRB) application with all applicable attachments to the Associate Vice
President of Institutional Research & Decision Support (AVP).
Approved by Executive Cabinet: November 2018
- No research shall begin until a final approved application is returned to the Principal
- The AVP will convene an Institutional Review Board to review applications as they
are received. The board shall consist of departments/divisions related to the proposed
- For research involving students, faculty and employees, the respective Cabinet member
will also review and approve.
- Students: Vice President of Student Success Services must approve.
- Faculty: Vice President of Academic Affairs must approve.
- Employees: Associate Vice President of Human Resources must approve.
- The Institutional Review Board will make a recommendation to the President who has
the final approval.
- If approved by the President, the AVP will communicate the approval in writing to
the Principal Investigator.
- An IRB approval means that the research proposal has been reviewed and that the research
may be conducted at Mott Community College.
- An IRB approval is not an endorsement by Mott Community College of the study or the
concepts in the research project.
- All research must comply with MCC policies and procedures and adhere to federal and
- Research will be performed in a manner that will assure complete safety to all MCC
faculty, staff, students, visitors and other research participants, including but
not limited to, following MCC procedures/protocols and safety guidelines for the Centers
for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in reference to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus