Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Research Involving Human Participants
Any research involving humans or human tissues conducted under the auspices of APSU must be reviewed by the Austin Peay State University Institutional Review Board (APSU IRB). Research with minimal involvement of human participants, such as surveys or questionnaires, require some procedural APSU IRB review. Investigators are required to submit to the College of Graduate Studies/APSU IRB a completed Application for Project Review. Instructions and an example of an Informed Consent Document are provided under the Applications and Forms section.
For an application to be reviewed by the board on a scheduled meeting date, it must be posted for review one week prior to the meeting date. In order to ensure an application is posted one week prior to a scheduled meeting date the application should be submitted to IRB two weeks prior to the meeting date, so that completeness of the application, training requirements, signatures, and all required supporting documents are confirmed.