Institutional Review Board

Summer Schedule

The Institutional Review Board will be accepting new applications until June 14th, 2024. All applications submitted from June 14th through August 1st will be reviewed in August. Please note that the IRB office will be closed for all communication from July 1st through August 1st.


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.

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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 available for the forms on Adobe Acrobat PDF. Documents can be singed electronically or the first page can be printed and scanned back as a PDF. Supporting materials saved as editable Word documents of PDFs 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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