The MDH IRB has an approved Federal-wide Assurance (FWA0002813 ), approved through 2/25/2026.
- Research involving any MDH unit or facility must be signed off by the Director or Administrator of the unit or facility.
- The Director's signature should appear on the line designated for the 'MDH program administrator' on IRB form 1 (MDH 2124, 'Attachment 3').
2. Behavioral Health Institutions Research Approval Committee
Any proposal that involves research in one of these facilities must be approved by that facility's review board. (See
3. IRB Review
The deadline for proposals to be included for each meeting's agenda is 10 calendar days prior to the meeting date.
When a proposal has been scheduled for review, the researcher will be informed of the date and approximate time of the review. Although it is not required that the principal investigator attends the IRB meeting, his or her doing so can facilitate the process should the Board members have questions regarding the protocol to be followed to carry out the proposal.
For more information or questions preparing your proposal for submission, please feel free to contact the IRB office.