For Investigators

All human subject research carried out at McLaren Health Care and its subsidiaries must be reviewed and approved by the MHC IRB prior to the start of research. The links below are provided for easy access to guidance, documents, and resources to help you navigate the IRB process.

Guidance Documents

Guidance documents to assist investigators with research and the IRB process


Policies & Procedures

McLaren Health Care HRPP Policies and Procedures



Sample documents for investigators


Forms for Submission

Forms for submission to the IRB


Is your project human subjects research?

Determination whether an activity is human subjects research may only be made by the MHC IRB.

To request IRB determination, please complete the "Request for Human Subjects Research Determination Form" and return it to the Research Integrity Office via e-mail at or via fax (248) 276-9732.