Office of Compliance


The Office of Compliance at MTSU has a mission to enhance compliance consciousness for MTSU's workforce and student research by promoting the highest standards of ethics and integrity through awareness, training, education, monitoring, oversight, and appropriate responses to confirmed violations. Through this enhanced consciousness, compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies is achieved. The Office of Compliance not only furthers the mission of ethical research at MTSU, but also effectively and efficiently provides support for the following areas:

Human subject research

Animal Subjects Research

Export Control

We accept IRB and IACUC applications online. Please send applications to Students must have their faculty advisor email their applications or a statement of their approval of the project to the Office of Compliance. Please submit applications in plenty of time for review. We suggest a minimum of 2 weeks to seek approval. Those who qualify for full review must check the committee schedule and should allow more time for  the approval process.


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


Kellie Hilker 
Compliance Officer
Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. 011B
Murgreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-494-8918
Fax: 615-898-5028

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