***Our turnaround times may be impacted by staffing changes.  Please submit your applications to allow for additional review time***

The MTSU Institutional Review Board is a committee designed to approve, monitor, and review any research involving humans. The aim of the IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of the research subjects.

This web site is designed to guide you through the process of obtaining approval for human subject research. See the FAQ for general questions. The Decision Guide can help you answer questions such as: Am I involved in research? Does the research involve Human Subjects? Should I apply for Exempt, Expedited or Full review? The Education Requirements page will link you to a page where you can obtain certification to conduct research involving human subjects. See IRB Forms to download the most current applications, final/progress reports, templates for consent forms, and other important documents.

The Research Compliance Office only accepts online submissions. Faculty may email their application and forms as attachments to compliance@mtsu.edu. Students must have their faculty advisor email their applications or a statement of their approval of the project to the Research Compliance Office. Please submit applications in plenty of time for review. Those who qualify for full review must check the committee schedule and should allow more time for  the approval process.

New Docushare login link for IRB Committee Members:
http://cgsapp01.fsa.mtsu.edu/docushare/dsweb/Login Check with the research compliance office for username and passwords.

If you need to report a study related injury, or if you have concerns about a research project, please contact the Research Compliance Office at compliance@mtsu.edu/ 494-8918. 

Research Compliance Office
2269 Middle TN Blvd
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. 010A
Box 134
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

PH: 615-494-8918
FX: 615-898-5028
Email: Compliance@mtsu.edu