Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Protecting Human Participants

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research projects that involve human participants to uphold two broad standards: first, that participants are not placed at undue risk; and second, that they give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation.

With participation from a wide range of health department programs and divisions, along with collaborations with outside agencies, the IRB provides review and oversight to numerous projects conducted by the North Dakota Department of Health.

For questions or more information, contact Tracy K. Miller, PhD, MPH at


Download IRB applications, appendices, and other documents for submission request.

Guidance (Under Construction)

Find out what researchers need to know about IRB policy, best practices and frequently asked questions.


Find information on IRB training for investigators and research personnel.

Non-Health Department Initiated Projects (Under Construction)

Find guidance on protocols for projects not initiated by Health Department personnel.