Institutional Review Board (IRB) Procedures

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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).

  1. No research shall begin until a final approved application is returned to the Principal Investigator.
  2. 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 research.
  3. For research involving students, faculty and employees, the respective Cabinet member will also review and approve.
    • Students: Vice President of Student Academic Success must approve.
    • Faculty: Vice President of Student Academic Success must approve.
    • Employees: Associate Vice President of Human Resources must approve.
  4. The Institutional Review Board will make a recommendation to the President who has the final approval.
  5. If approved by the President, the AVP will communicate the approval in writing to the Principal Investigator.
  6. An IRB approval means that the research proposal has been reviewed and that the research may be conducted at Mott Community College.
  7. An IRB approval is not an endorsement by Mott Community College of the study or the concepts in the research project.
  8. All research must comply with MCC policies and procedures and adhere to federal and state requirements.
  9. 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 (COVID-19).
Approved by Executive Cabinet: November 2018