The University of Montana requires that all research projects involving human subjects where UM students, faculty, and staff are subjects or investigators, and any studies conducted on the UM campus, even if conducted by others, be approved by the University of Montana Institutional Review Board (IRB). Studies conducted off campus involving UM personnel also require UM IRB approval. The IRB meets monthly during the academic year and, as needed, during the summer.
Any employee, adjunct faculty member or student who, on behalf of The University of Montana conducts research using human subjects must receive IRB approval prior to recruiting or screening human subjects, and the necessary forms must be submitted prior to the research proposal being submitted to a sponsor for funding. UM adjunct faculty or researchers wishing to undertake research involving human subjects as part of their duties shall be subject to the same rules regarding IRB submission of their research proposal as regular UM faculty. Adjunct faculty must have a full-time UM faculty member as a Co-Project Director.
The procedures governing Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and for protection of human subjects is in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 56; Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46; Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50; Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 will be followed.