Montana State University Billings requires all projects that involve human subjects undergo review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) including student, staff, and faculty projects without exception. Students conducting human subjects research must have a faculty sponsor to supervise the project. The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) provides administrative assistance to the IRB by establishing procedures, routing applications, and retaining documents.
To support ethical conduct of research that involves human participants in ways that improve the quality of research, increases awareness of ethical research, supports obtaining external support for research, and promotes the University's responsibilities for education, service, and leadership.
The ORC strives to be a valuable University resource, supporting students, faculty, and staff in conducting ethical research, scholarship, and creative activities.