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Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Building (ING) 010A
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
PH: 615-494-8918
Box 124 (Previously 134)

Research with Human Subjects


  • Please allow at least 2 weeks for protocols to be reviewed
  • During the months of August-September and February-March, expect a minimum processing time of 3 weeks


The Office of Compliance is responsible for implementing appropriate administrative oversight to assure that MTSU's policies and procedures designed for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects are effectively applied in compliance with its Federal Wide Assurance with the Office for Human Research Protections.

Institutional Review Board 

The IRB reviews all research regarding human subjects.

Guide for Research Participants

Provides potential human research subjects information regarding their rights as participants.

Research Investigator Responsibility

Provides information and guidelines for investigators involved in research.

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Federal Wide Assurance ("FWA")

The FWA is a contract or agreement that establishes standards for human subjects research as approved by the Office for Human Research Protections ("OHRP"). It is the policy of the Institutional Review Board ("IRB") of Middle Tennessee State University to uphold its Assurance as filed with the OHRP. The FWA number of MTSU is: 00005331.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need to report an adverse event, please do not hesitate to call (615) 494-8918 or e-mail You may report your concerns anonymously.

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