Institutional Review Board

The MCC Institutional Review Board (IRB) exists to review all research that directly or indirectly involves human participants as study subjects, and to develop institutional policies to oversee such research. Our primary role is to ensure the protection of human participants as subjects of research at MCC. We also serve as a resource for investigators in the crafting of research proposals and in monitoring their progress.

If you are thinking about doing research that will involve human subject participants, please click the link for “Frequently Asked Questions.” This may help determine if your research may need IRB review. After you have done this, fill out the form entitled “Human Subjects Research Checklist” and submit it to the IRB Chair, Bradley Christian, at This will be reviewed and you will be contacted regardless of the determination about IRB review.

If it is determined that you will need IRB review of your proposal, you will need to complete the “Application for Human Subjects Research”, and the “Informed Consent Form.” There are additional links to guidelines for completing the Application and Informed Consent. You should use these guidelines when filling out the forms.

When you have filled out an application and completed the Informed Consent, and completed PHRP training, fill out the form entitled “Checklist for IRB Application Submission” and follow the instructions for submitting your proposal.

If you have any questions, please contact us at