Office of Research Compliance

As a division within the College of Graduate Studies, the Office of Compliance has a mission to enhance complaince consciousness for MTSU's workforce and student research by promoting the highest standards of ethics and integrity through awareness, education, monitoring, oversight, and appropriate responses to violations. Through this enhanced consciousness, compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies is achieved.   In collaboration with the Office of Research Service (ORS) and the University's Environmental Health and Safety (EH & S), the Office of Compliance furthers the mission of ethical research at MTSU by fostering a culture of ethical research.  

The Office of Compliace faciliates the interactions between the researchers and the concerned Institutional oversight committee, namely Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),  This webpage and the associated links are designed to help the researchers understand more about how they can obtain approval for conducting their research. 

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IRB Seal2  IACUC Seal

General Overview of IRB - OHRP* (EXTERNAL SITE)

IRB training

IRB forms

IRB Meeting Schedule



General Overview of IACUC - OLAW** (EXTERNAL SITE)

IACUC training

IACUC forms

IACUC Meeting Schedule



* OHRP - Office of Human Research Protections - an entity within the US Department of Human Health Service (HHS)
** OLAW - Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare - an agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded by the PHS

If you have any qestions, concerns, need to report an adverse event please do not hesitate to call or email us.  You may provide information about your concerns anonymously.

Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. (ING) 010
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murgreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: 615-898-2400
Fax: 615-898-5028



Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Building (ING) Room 010A
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: 615-898-2400
Box 124