Human Research Review Committee

Revised Common Rule Changes

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the effective date and compliance date of the revised Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (a.k.a. the “Common Rule”) will be July 19, 2018. 

Please note: The federal government is currently considering an additional six-month delay in the implementation of these new rules. At this time, this additional delay has not been confirmed yet, and the implementation date is still set for July 19, 2018. This page will be updated if and when any further information becomes available.


For more information about the upcoming changes, click here:

IRBManager is now live university-wide!!

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Additional information about the system and the roll-out process, including an instruction manual and details regarding the transfer of IRBNet data, can be found here.

Questions? Please contact or call 616-331-3197.

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.

If you are looking for Epigeum training, click here:

Epigeum training

Note: This will take you to a protected webpage showing instructions for how to setup an Epigeum account, as well as further information related to using Epigeum at GVSU. When prompted on the next screen, enter your GVSU user name and password to access this information.

Quick Links

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

IRBManager Instructions

Application and Other Forms

If you are looking for application forms, they are now housed on IRBManager, with the exception of the Individual Investigator Agreement Form and HIPAA forms listed below. Forms that are found in IRBManager include the New Protocol Submission, Continuing Review, Change in Approved Protocol, and Closure Forms. Please log into IRBManager and click "Start xForm" to access those forms.

Page last modified May 15, 2018