All research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the FSU IRB
prior to beginning research. This is based on federal regulations and Ferris State
University policy. If you have questions on whether an activity requires IRB review,
please review the "Resources Tab" or contact the IRB for assistance.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO: IRB@ferris.edu
Applications submitted via fax or mail will no longer be accepted.
Applications MUST include investigator signatures.
Either mail signatures to the address listed below or scan & upload to a PDF file and email to IRB.
Time Frame for Application Review
Length of IRB review depends on the nature of the study, as well as accuracy and completeness
of applications submitted. Although investigators may suggest a review category, classification
is determined by the IRB. Estimated review periods for applications are provided in
the table below. A delay in review may be expected between semesters, during final examination periods,
and university closures.
|Exempt||10 working days|
|Full Review||6 weeks, depending on meeting schedule|
Ferris State University Institutional Review Board
1201 South State Street CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
PHONE: (231) 591-2553 FAX: (231) 591-3592