Institutional Review Board

UPDATED June 11, 2021: In accordance with the most recent guidance released by the Governor's Office and Murray State University, the Murray State Institutional Review Board is resuming normal procedures for reviewing in-person research beginning Monday, June 14, 2021. Researchers with currently approved protocols must contact the IRB coordinator by emailing to determine if an protocol amendment is required prior to resuming in-person data collection.


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.

Jonathan Baskin, CIP
Institutional Review Board
328 Wells Hall
Murray State University

 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.

IRB Procedures and Guidelines

CITI Human Subjects Research Training 

Download Application for IRB Review

Guide for Completing the IRB application

Download Approved Protocol Amendment form

Tips for Informed Consent

Download Project Update and Closure form

IRB: The Basics

Download Adverse Event form

Federal Regulations for IRBs

IRB Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

National Organizations for the IRB

IRB Members

Government Agency Sites

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