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Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Research

As of May 2, 2016, the North Dakota Department of Human Services (ND DHS) is utilizing Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) as the formal IRB of record for any research activities involving ND DHS employees and/or consumers. WIRB will assure that all scientific research conducted within the scope of DHS responsibility be consistent with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and ethical principles, which relate to the protection of human subjects of research.

ND DHS/WIRB Jurisdiction

WIRB is the IRB charged by ND DHS with reviewing responsibilities for research conducted in the following areas:

  • Regional human service centers
  • North Dakota State Hospital
  • Life Skills and Transition Center
  • Regional Child Support Enforcement Units
  • Other areas of ND DHS

 

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