Institutional Review Board (IRB)


The MSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research protocol applications involving human subjects in order to ensure the rights of subjects are protected, including but not necessarily limited to ensuring that the research conforms to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Jonathan Baskin
Institutional Review Board
328 Wells Hall
Murray State University

 PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING IRB FORMS: All IRB materials (applications, amendments, project update/closures, adverse event reports) must be submitted to the IRB Coordinator via email at An electronic signature option is currently not available for the forms, so signed documents must be scanned/saved as pdf documents and relevant supporting materials saved as editable Word documents prior to emailing them.

Please do not submit paper copies of any IRB applications or materials unless it is requested by the IRB Coordinator. Future paper submissions will be shredded to preserve confidentiality.

MSU IRB Procedures and Guidelines

Training in Human Subjects Protections and Responsible Conduct of Research 

Application for IRB Review

Guide for Completing the IRB application

Amendment to a Previously Approved Protocol

Tips for Informed Consent

Project Update and Closure form

IRB: The Basics

Adverse Event form

Federal Regulations for IRBs

MSU IRB Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

National Organizations for the IRB

MSU IRB Members

Government Agency Sites