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Human Research Review Committee

The Human Research Review Committee (HRRC), an entity of the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity, ensures that the basic rights and welfare of research participants are fostered and protected. The HRRC supports researchers through its coordinated activities in education, regulatory compliance oversight, and post approval-monitoring. All research involving human subjects performed at GVSU and/or by GVSU students, staff, and/or faculty must be reviewed and authorized by the HRRC prior to the beginning of the research.

The HRRC is comprised of GVSU faculty, staff and community members, who review proposed research studies involving living persons.


Please submit Human Subject Research Determination Forms through IRBNet

January 04, 2017

Effective January 4, 2017, please submit Human Subject Research Determination Forms through IRBNet. Instructions can be found on the form.

Human Research Determination Form Posted

September 06, 2016

A self-guided tool is now available that walks you through determining whether or not your proposed project is human subjects research.

New Human Research Closure Form Posted

September 01, 2016

A new IRB Closure Form has been posted on the homepage.

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Quick Links

Are you looking to conduct human research? The information below will quickly get you started. 


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