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 number with OHRP is FWA00000203. MSU's DoD-Navy FWA Addendum number is DoD N-A3034.

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 the researcher.

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

Nicole Cobb, HRPP Officer

Alyssa Hutcheson, Compliance Administrator       

Assistant Compliance Coordinator (vacant)

For an inclusive list of colleges and departments click here.


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 CIRB.

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

Spring 2021

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12

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. This link is only available for MSU-affiliated individuals, who will need to use their MSU netID email to log in (ex:…;