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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Research Resources

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/irb/resources.html

NIH Protecting Human Subjects Training

 This is a free training consisting of seven modules covering basic information about protecting human participants. It is designed to provide a minimum level of knowledge that an individual should have before designing a protocol for research involving human subjects.This course is designed to help researchers understand their obligations to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. When you have completed the course, you can print a certificate that indicates you have successfully completed the course.

CITI Ethics Training

The CITI trainings are free to all on campus. You need to register to use the site. Once you enter the site, there are directions for how to register. It provides useful training on conducting human participants research that is consistent with federal law. It consitis of modules, each of which is followed by an automatically graded quiz. You can select the topics and modules you would like to complete or that you would like to assigne to your class.

Federal Code

The federal policy for the protection of human subjects is often referred to as the "Common Rule" was published in 1991 and codified into separate regulations by 15 federal departments and agencies. The Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations are referred to as 45 CFR 46. 45CFR46 is the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

[PDF] MSU Policy on Research Misconduct (139 KiB) 

Outlines university policies on enforcing ethical conduct of research.

Obtaining Data

Contains instruction for using public data including personnel and student records for research.

Permission to send e-mails

If you wish to send e-mails to all students and some subsets of the student body, call the registrar’ office and speak with Kate VanErdewyck (507.389.5263). You will need to show that you have IRB approval and approval from  the Associate Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.

If you want to send e-mails to staff and/or faculty,  contact Human Resources and speak with Deborah Andersen. You will need to show that you have IRB approval and approval from  the Associate Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.