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

ALL Protocols MUST be submitted online via IRBNet. IRBNet Registration and Submission Information


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