Office of Research Compliance

Application & Resources

Download and complete the Application for Human Subjects Research Approval. Staff and faculty may submit electronically,; students must submit a hard copy, Office of Research Compliance, 205 McMullen Hall. The Principal Investigator (PI) will be included in all correspondence between the IRB and ORC. IRB determination of research protocols (i.e., exempt, expedited, full board review) may take up to ten (10) working days. The IRB Chair will contact the PI if more information or revisions are required; PIs have five working days to respond. For assistance with the application, please contact the ORC at (406) 657-2364 or Please consult the Investigator’s Guide for more human subjects research information.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Protecting Human Research Participants training. To fully understand the laws and ethics related to human research, training is available. 

Office for Human Research Protections  (OHRP) provides US Department of Health and Human Services links to various compliance, social topics, and special issues of interest to researchers conducting any type of research involving human subjects.


Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
The ORI develops policies, procedures and regulations related to the detection, investigation, and prevention of research misconduct and the responsible conduct of research.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) provides forms, guidelines, and training for animal researchers.


Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
Human subjects research and Institutional Review Board regulations are federally governed by: