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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.

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 reseacher)


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)

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