The Institutional Review Board safeguards the rights of all subjects of research carried out under the auspices of Mississippi University for Women. The IRB establishes guidelines for the use of human subjects in research; reviews appropriate research proposals to ensure that the proposed research meets the established guidelines; and recommends approval or disapproval of the research.

Investigators will download Review Packets and submit the documents electronically to the chair of the IRB. All student proposals must be approved by the research advisor prior to submission to the IRB. The investigator will submit necessary materials for the review committee. The committee prefers that submissions be made within the first six weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters and the first three weeks of the First Summer term. Exceptions may be made where appropriate. Requests for such action should be directed to the committee chair.

IRB Review Forms

Exempt Status Decision Chart

Exempt & Expedited Status Decision Chart

CITI Program

All researchers must go to the website to register and affiliate with MUW and then complete the modules required prior to IRB approval.

Register for CITI Program

CITI Training

Upon successful completion, print and save the certificate for your records.

Institutional Review Board Members

Candy Grant, Chair
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Maria Scott 
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Bob Sample
College of Arts & Sciences

Youn Mi Lee
College of Arts & Sciences

 Andrew Luccasen
College of Business & Professional Studies

Kristy Alpe
College of Business & Professional Studies

Kelly Bennett
School of Education