Institutional Review Board



The Murray State Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research protocol applications involving human subjects in order to ensure the rights of subjects are protected, including, but not necessarily limited to, ensuring that the research conforms to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Murray State University

Institutional Review Board

IRB Submission Procedure: 

All IRB materials (applications, amendments, project update/closures, adverse event reports) must be submitted to the IRB Coordinator via email at All student applications must be submitted by the faculty mentor. An electronic signature option is currently not available for the forms, so signed documents must be scanned/saved as PDF documents and relevant supporting materials saved as editable Word documents prior to emailing them. Please do not submit paper copies of any IRB applications or materials unless it is requested by the IRB Coordinator. Future paper submissions will be shredded to preserve confidentiality. For a more detailed explanation, please refer to the Murray State IRB Application Process.

Information Links

IRB Procedures and Guidelines

CITI Human Subjects Research Training

Tips for Informed Consent

IRB: The Basics

Federal Regulations for IRBs

IRB Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

National Organizations for the IRB

IRB Members

Government Agency Sites



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