Pilot Changes to Dearborn IRB Oversight and Process

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Dearborn Institutional Review Board will be consolidated with the University of Michigan Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB-HSBS) located on the Ann Arbor campus. 

Deb Schneider will continue in her role as the Core Staff representative for the Dearborn campus. She will continue to assist researchers, answer questions, and conduct initial regulatory and administrative reviews on all applications from Dearborn researchers. 

Contact Information 

General information: 734-936-0933 or irbhsbs@umich.edu

Deb Schneider: 734-763-5084 or dschnei@umich.edu

The IRB Application & Informed Consent

All human subjects research conducted by faculty, staff, or students of the University of Michigan - Dearborn requires an IRB application.  Researchers must complete an online application through the eResearch Regulatory Management system.

Questions about the IRB process can be directed to Deb Schneider at 734-763-5084.

Informed Consent

Informed consent is the term given to the communication process that allows individuals to make an informed decision about participation in a research study. This process begins with the recruitment materials and is described in an informed consent document that contains specific, required information about the research study. 

The human subjects in a research study must be adequately informed about the research and must participate willingly.

If the human subjects in a project are part of a vulnerable population (i.e. prisoners, cognitively impaired individuals, or children), special protections are required. Contact the IRB Office at 734-763-5084 for more information.

Consent Templates

The IRB provides consent templates that can be adapted for specific research projects.  These templates contain the regulatory elements required for informed consent.  Be sure to click the download arrow on the upper right side of the screen and the template will open in Word.  

If the study is more than minimal risk or is not eligible for an Exempt Determination please use the Standard Consent Template and adapt it to the conditions of the research project. 

NOTE:  You must download the template for an editable version of the document.


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