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Important Dates

Forms for projects requiring Scientific Review Committee (SRC) and/or Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval before experimentation can be submitted to:

Dr. Steve Hamilton, Center of Excellence for Field Biology
P.O. Box 4718
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044

The SRC, who evaluate research involving vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, and use of potential hazardous chemical, will meet monthly for preapprovals. The IRB, who evaluate research involving human subjects, will review submissions for preapproval as submitted.

For more information on this process and the forms, please attend our information workshop September 18, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Sundquist Science Center, Austin Peay State University.

All IRB preapprovals must be received no later than December 3, 2014

All SRC preapprovals must be received no later than January 9, 2015.

DO NOT anticipate receiving responses until January or later when submitted late in the preapproval period. (SRC and IRB preapproval notifications should all be completed by February 1.)

MTSEF entry deadline with all applicable forms: February 20, 2015.

MTSEF at Austin Peay State University, Morgan University Center, March 19-20, 2015

  • Project Set-up: noon - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19
  • Students need to be at projects during judging: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 19
  • Grand Prize judging:  Friday morning, March 20 (by invitation only)
  • Fair open to the public: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, March 20
  • Student project removal: 7 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 20 and 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21

Award ceremony at Austin Peay State University, University Center
Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.