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 Office of Compliance 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 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.

New Docushare login link for IRB Committee Members:
http://cgsapp01.fsa.mtsu.edu/docushare/dsweb/Login Check with the 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 Office of Compliance at compliance@mtsu.edu/ 494-8918. 

Compliance Office
2269 Middle TN Blvd
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. 011B
Box 134
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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