Institutional Review Board at the Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides the necessary review and approval for department-sponsored research. The Minnesota Department of Health established the IRB as part of its overall commitment to protecting the privacy, well-being, and other rights of Minnesota citizens.
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.
- How to submit a protocol for review
- Using plain language in your IRB communications
- IRB membership
- Types of reviews
- Related information, training, organizations
About the MDH IRB
Institutional Review Board policies and procedures (PDF): Includes policies, procedures, and appendices.
Contact MDH IRB staff
IRB administrator, technical assistance
Sharrilyn Helgertz, Minnesota Center for Health Statistics (651-201-5942)
IRB coordinator, submit requests for IRB review
Liz Arita, MDH Center for Public Health Practice (651-201-3880)
Deanna Scher, MDH Environmental Health Division (651-201-4922)