Research Compliance

As a component of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Research Compliance 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, 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 ORSP and the University's Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Research Compliance furthers the mission of ethical research at MTSU by fostering a culture of ethical research.  

Research Compliance facilitates the interactions between the researchers and the concerned institutional oversight committees, namely the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  This webpage and the associated links are designed to help researchers understand more about how they can obtain approval for conducting research. 

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

IRB Seal2  IACUC Seal

Studies Involving HUMAN Subjects

Research/Training/Teaching Using ANIMALS

General Overview of IRB - OHRP*

IRB Training

IRB Forms

IRB Meeting Schedule



General Overview of IACUC - OLAW**

IACUC Training


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

Research Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. (ING) 010
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murgreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: 615-898-5010

Research Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Building (ING) Room 010A
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd, Box 124
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: 615-898-5010