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Institutional Review Board

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.

CITI Program

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

Forms A, B, and C

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Form A - Identification of Investigators and Brief Review of Proposed Research (submitted by the researcher)

Form B - Evaluation Form for Committee Review (submitted by the researcher)

Form C - Sample of Informed Consent (submitted by the researcher)


Form D

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Form D - Guidelines for the Protection of Human rights (used by the Review Panel)


Form E

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Form E - Definition of Terms (given to the researcher)


Institutional Review Board Members

Irene Pintado, Chair
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Maria Scott 
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Kathy Shapley
College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Joshua Hanes
College of Arts, Sciences, & Education

Carmen Osburn
College of Arts, Sciences, & Education

Andrew Luccasen
College of Business & Professional Studies

Thomas Haffey
College of Business & Professional Studies

Youn Mi Lee
College of Arts, Sciences, & Education



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