Office of Compliance

Human Subjects

*** Due to staffing changes, our turnaround times may be impacted. Please submit your applications to allow for additional review time***

It is the Research Compliance Office's responsibility to implement the 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 Institutional Review Board 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.

Related Links

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.


Research Compliance Officer
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. 010A
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
PH: 615-494-8918
Box 134