Scope of the IRB

The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) reviews all research activities which involve human subjects for compliance with federal regulations and ethical standards. All human research conducted at, by, or under the auspices of this institution, whether funded or not, and whether conducted by the administrators, faculty, staff, or students, must be reviewed and approved before the research begins. The information available on this page is intended to guide you through the review process.

MSU's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number with OHRP is FWA00000203 (expires 8/23/2026).
MSU's DoD-Navy FWA Addendum number is DoD N-A3034.
MSU's IRB Registration Number is IRB00000789, and IORG is IORG0000467 (expires 8/23/2024).

MSU's HRPP has been accredited with the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) since 2013.

AAHRPP Seal of Accreditation

HRPP Staff

The Human Research Protection Program strives to provide quality customer service and resources to the MSU research community. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. We are constantly looking to refine our services to reduce unnecessary burden to our researchers.

Suggestions and/or concerns regarding the HRPP may be directed to Kacey Strickland at or 662-325-7474.

Nicole Cobb, Research Compliance Officer, Assistant Director

Find Your Administrator

Protocol assignments are by colleges and departments:

  • Alyssa McKinley - Engineering
  • Nicole Cobb - Ag & Life Sciences, Architecture, Art & Design, ORED
  • Tama Enroth - Arts & Sciences, Education, Forest Resources
  • Tori Palm - Business, Extension, Meridian Campus, Library, Honors College, Graduate School, CVM

Members of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Meeting Schedule

Submission deadlines are 2 weeks prior to the meeting dates listed below, and apply ONLY to the applications for research requiring review by the Full Board. These dates do not apply if your study is classified as Exempt or Expedited. 

The Convened IRB (CIRB) meets the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise specified.

Summer/Fall 2024

Submission Deadline Meeting Date
May 29 June 12
June 26 July 10

If you have a question about your particular research, please contact the HRPP staff at 662-325-5220.


HRPP and IRB Evaluation Survey for Researchers

In an effort to serve our research community to the best of our ability, we would love to hear your feedback on your experience when working with our HRPP office or the Institutional Review Board. Please take a minute to complete the survey below.

or use the QR code here: HRPP/IRB Evaluation QR Code