Principles of the MSU Denver Institutional Review Board
The Metropolitan State University of Denver Institutional Review Board was established by the Provost's Office in 1994 with two primary charges:
- to offer advice to researchers regarding protection of rights and welfare of all human subjects, and
- to review research proposals using human subjects to insure that they meet Metro State Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects.
Committee review is limited to research and training programs conducted under the auspices of Metro State or involving Metro State employees or students. In addition, the committee is to maintain currency with regard to federal requirements for the protection of human subjects, establish and modify review procedures and forms, and propose appropriate modifications and revisions of the Metro State Guidelines.
The MSU Denver IRB is registered and approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Human Research Protection.
The MSU Denver IRB is concerned with the protection of human subjects as required by U.S. Federal law. The MSU Denver IRB has University authority to determine the level of IRB review for any research conducted at MSU Denver, or with MSU Denver stakeholders. Principal Investigators (PIs) are reminded that the level of proposal reviewed determined by the committee and not the PI. The committee has the right to ask for, and review (a) the research proposal review form, (b) disclosure forms, (c) survey or other data collection instruments, and any other supporting documentation as might be required by the IRB Committee. PIs should understand that it is not the intention of the IRB to judge the merit of the proposed research, but rather to examine the evidence by the PI that adequate protections are being extended to human subjects participating in the study.