IRBNet Information and Guidance

IRBNet is a web-based document management system. All research conducted by Michigan Tech faculty, students, or staff involving humans, animals, or institutional biosafety must be submitted and stored using IRBNet.

IRBNet is the only accepted submission method for the following:

  • All new applications
  • Requests for exemption
  • Requests for changes during the approval period
  • Requests for renewals, with or without modifications
  • Requests for closure when a project is done

Note: Once a Study Package has been submitted to IRBNet if our office has determined that it needs to be reviewed by more than one committee, you must receive approval from all appropriate review committee(s) via IRBNet before research activities begin. This includes all exempt protocols.

Getting Started in IRBNet

Utilizing a Non-Michigan Tech Computer to Access IRBNet

  • Please take steps to ensure the physical security of your technology assets.
  • It is recommended for general security purposes that you have on your computer: internet access, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • It is also recommended that anti-virus software be configured and updated, a personal firewall be installed, and all available operating system and application patches to address security vulnerabilities be installed.

Registration instructions and training energizers are available for your convenience. If you need assistance with login or encounter submission problems, please contact our office.

Training Energizers

Video Presentations

Video presentations are available for New Project Submission and Post Submission Topics. You can request login information by contacting our office. There have been some reported problems when using an older version of Internet Explorer or Safari. Please be sure that the browser on your computer is up to date.

Adobe Pro

The University provides Adobe Pro to all faculty, staff, and students on University computers. If you are experiencing problems with downloading, completing, and saving fillable forms to either your office or personal computer, please speak with the IT department to update your Adobe software to resolve the issue. You can contact IT and request assistance with Adobe Pro for use on your University desktop or laptop. If you are working from a home computer and do not have Adobe Pro installed, you should contact IT to request remote access to your University computer and software.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Research Integrity at 906-487-2902 or by email: