Institutional Review Board - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Institutional Review Board

As part of its overall commitment to protecting the privacy, well-being, and other rights of Minnesota citizens, the Minnesota Department of Health has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which provides the necessary review and approval process for department-sponsored research.

The Minnesota Department of Health IRB is registered with the federal Office of Human Research Protection. Our registration number is 00000945, and our federal-wide assurance number is 00000072.

MDH policies and procedures governing research involving human subjects (PDF)
Includes policies and procedures revised September 2010, plus appendices.

How to submit a protocol for review by the MDH Institutional Review Board

Plain Language and Informed Consent

Communicating with Participants in Plain Language

Tips on informed consent (

Informed consent checklist (

Informed consent guidance: obtaining and documenting informed consent of subjects who do not speak English (

IRB membership

Types of reviews


Related information


Related organizations


For more information:

IRB administrator:
IRB coordinator:

Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:58AM