The Biomedical and Health Institutional Review Board (BIRB) is one of three IRB committees on the Michigan State University East Lansing campus. Michigan State University’s IRBs were established to advance the goal of conducting research with diligence and integrity. The purpose of the committee is to protect the rights, welfare and privacy of human subjects who participate in research conducted by students and/or faculty affiliated with MSU. Applications submitted to the BIRB generally encompass medical, biological, and health research and can be medically invasive or medically non-invasive.