Institutional Review Board
IRB at Millersville University
The MU IRB reviews all human subjects research for compliance with Federal regulations. MU has adopted the Belmont Report as its statement of ethical principles. This site provides guidance to anyone planning research involving human subjects under the aegis of MU. A Protocol is provided for submission of proposals for IRB approval.Unsure if your project requires IRB approval? Start here
For a guide to writing a complete protocol, please see these examples: Example 1, Example 2 or Example 3. For additional information on informed consent, see this document and this document. For help filling out the online form, see here.
For additional assistance:
- Attend an IRB Faculty Session or IRB Student Session.
- Attend IRB Center Hours, Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in McNairy 502 (see below).
NOTE FOR RESEARCHERS CONDUCTING SURVEYS: Before beginning any on-campus survey research, please read the University survey research policy. Furthermore, if you ar conducting survey research on- or off- campus, you are strongly urged to use Qualtrics, the University's survey software. Qualtrics provides secure, password protected data storage and MUST be used if you are collecting personally identifying information. Finally, if you intend to advertise your survey via any University-wide mechanism, such as "Ville Daily, then you MUST coordinate with the Office of Institutional Assessment. If you have any questions, please contact Rene Munoz by email or by phone at 717.871.4457.
NOTE FOR EDUCATION RESEARCHERS: Due to the volume of Millersville education students undertaking research in local public schools, principals and school district administrators require the MU IRB provide a full review of all protocols involving public school students. Furthermore, all protocols for school-based research requires a letter of support from the school principal or relevant administrator. This letter must accompany the protocol and must be printed on school letterhead.
All applicants for IRB approval are required to complete CITI training in Human Subjects Research.
CITI Training now available for IRB RESPONSIBLE, CONDUCT OF RESEARCH, and IACUC. Press the button above to set up an account or click HERE to start.
PROTOCOLS MAY TAKE UP TO 30 DAYS TO REVIEW AND APPROVE. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
IRB Faculty Sessions
Faculty Sessions are held in Stayer 402.
Attend these sessions to learn about recent changes to the Common Rule "Writing the IRB Protocol", informational flyer here.
- Tuesday, October 8, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 12, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
IRB Center Hours
IRB Center hours are held with an IRB committee member present in McNairy 502, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- Tuesday, September 17 (NSF Workshop for Faculty)
- Tuesday, September 24
- Tuesday, October 1
- Tuesday, October 8
- Tuesday, October 15
- Tuesday, October 22
- Tuesday October 29
- Tuesday, November 5
- Tuesday, November 12
- Tuesday, November 19
- Tuesday, November 26
- Tuesday, December 3
Fall Meeting Dates
- September 3
- September 24
- October 29
- November 26
For additional information contact:
Dr. René Muñoz, 717.871.4457