Institutional Review Boards (IRBMED)

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IRBMED accreditation logoA component of the University of Michigan's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and a unit of the Office of Research, the six Institutional Review Boards of the University of Michigan Medical School (IRBMED) oversee human subjects research conducted at the Medical School and Michigan Medicine. Read more About IRBMED.


eResearch Regulatory Management Upgrade: Effective February 9, 2020

eResearch Regulatory Management (eRRM) system will be offline from 5 PM Saturday, February 8 through 7 AM Sunday, February 9, 2020 for system maintenance and an upgrade.

The eRRM system upgrade to 9.0, effective February 9, 2020, brings a number of user interface changes and navigation improvements to the smartforms for Human Subjects (HUM), Institutional Biosafety (IBCA), Participating Site (SITE), and Repository (REP) Applications. These changes are detailed in this Overview of Changes.


Single IRB Mandate Compliance Date: January 20, 2020

Any multi-site research that is funded by a Federal Department or Agency that follows the Common Rule, will have to be approved under a single IRB model after January 20, 2020. For a full list of Departments and Agencies that follow the Common Rule, please follow this link and scroll down.

U-M IRBMED has agreed and will continue to agree to be the single IRB for research projects on a case by case basis. For more information on multi-site research, the single IRB mandates (including exceptions to the mandates), and how to request U-M IRBMED to be the single IRB, click here.

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All Guidance

Guidance documents represent the current thinking on protection of human subjects in research. You can search and bookmark any guidance document in Research A-Z.


documentsInformed Consent & Assent Templates

IRBMED offers numerous downloadable templates to assist researchers in creating informed consent and assent documents. In addition to standard consent and assent templates, several specialty templates, for use in specific types of research situations, are also offered. You can search and bookmark any template in Research A-Z.

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The goal of IRBMED’s Education Program is to meet the ongoing educational needs of the research community. In addition to in-person classroom education on an assortment of relevant topics, IRBMED also offers multimedia presentations (U-MIC), which are short videos and voiceover slide shows that address topics relating both to ethics in human subjects research and to IRB procedures.


icon of paper labeled with S.O.P.Standard Operating Procedures

The IRBMED Standard Operating Procedures serve as the method by which the IRBMED implements the governing rules of the HRPP Operations Manual (OM). The IRBMED Standard Operating Procedures serve as a reference for investigators, IRBs, administrators, and others.


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The IRBMED protects the rights and welfare of participants in clinical trials and other human subjects research studies by careful review and monitoring of research in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and University policies.

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A list of FAQs is available to answer commonly asked questions by the research community. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please contact us at



Standard Informed Consent Template

Exempt Human Subjects Research

Standard Operating Procedures

Adverse Event Reporting

Other Reportable Information or Occurrence (ORIO)



Contact us at or 734-763-4768 / (Fax 734-763-1234)

2800 Plymouth Road, Building 520, Room 3214, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

A list of IRBMED staff is available in the Personnel Directory, or view the list of Regulatory Teams.