FERRIS STATE INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)
The Ferris State Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a university committee comprised of voluntary Ferris faculty, staff and community members charged with the oversight and review of research involving human subjects. It is the responsibility of the IRB to ensure that the basic rights and welfare of research participants are protected.
Based on Federal Regulations and University Policy, all research involving humans - including projects with human subject data - must be reviewed and approved by the IRB. Ferris employees and students involved on a research project related to human subjects, regardless of location, must have their project reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to beginning the research.
Investigators, including students, conducting research without the proper approval will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. For questions on whether an activity requires IRB approval, contact the IRB for assistance.
If you suspect questionable research activities, a report can be filed to the IRB Office. Anonymous reports are accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO: IRB@ferris.edu
Applications submitted via campus mail will no longer be accepted.
Appropriate online CITI Training is required of all investigators before research projects may be conducted; a copy
of each investigator's CITI certificate should be provided with application submission.
CITI Training Instructions
Ferris State University Institutional Review Board
220 Ferris Drive, PHR 308
Big Rapids, MI 49307
PHONE: (231) 591-2553 FAX: (231) 591-2226
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