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.
IRB Submission Procedure:
All IRB materials (applications, amendments, project update/closures, adverse event reports) must be submitted to the IRB Coordinator via email at email@example.com. 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.