The Human Research Review Committee (HRRC) is comprised of GVSU faculty, staff and community members who review proposed research studies involving living persons.

The HRRC 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 approved by the Human Research Review Committee prior to beginning the research.

Research Integrity Information

Submission Guide for submitting protocols.


  1. Note: Completing the application form on the GVSU web site will not automatically constitute applying for review. The application forms, when completed and saved to your hard drive, will produce a PDF file that then must be uploaded to a new protocol file on IRBNet
  2. Only new applications may be completed using these forms. All other types of submissions (amendments, continuing review, unexpected problem reports, etc.) must be submitted using the existing MSWord document forms available in the IRBNet library.
  3. A closed protocol reporting form can be found here: Closed Protocol Reporting form

If you experience technical difficulty using the online application form, please complete the appropriate application in Microsoft Word below and upload to IRBNet with your New Project submission materials.

Exempt Application - Word document                 Expedited/Full Board Application - Word document


ALL Protocols MUST be submitted online via IRBNet.

IRBNet Registration and Submission Information


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RPP News

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-OHRP

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-OHRP

September 08, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

RPP Administrator Job Opening

RPP Administrator Job Opening

July 21, 2015

The Research Protections Program is currently accepting applications for RPP Administrator.

Christine Yalda, Newly Appointed HRRC Chair

Christine Yalda, Newly Appointed HRRC Chair

May 01, 2015

Christine Yalda, JD, PhD, is appointed Chair of the Human Research Review Committee, GVSU's IRB, summer 2015.

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