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Institutional Review Board

Purpose and Function

The National Research Act of 1974/1983 (PL 93‑348) dictates that, in order for institutions to be eligible for behavioral or biomedical research grants from federal sources (e.g., The Department of Health and Human Services and its various research institutes), an institutional Review Board (IRB) must be established and maintained to review research involving human subjects. The charge of this IRB is to protect the rights of those subjects participating in such research at this institution. The IRBs review of the applications is guided by the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45, Part 46), which sets the minimum standards for protection of human subjects.

For more information, view the IRB Purpose View Word Doc

Please note:  The 2012-13 IRB voted to permit Department-based reviews to take place for EXEMPT research for student research projects. The projects are still required to comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services protection of Human Subjects standards, but are reviewed at the department level in accordance with the policies set forth by the Institutional Review Board at Northwest Missouri State University.

Contact Information

IRB Chair and Contact IRB Permanent Records Office Contact
Dr. Bradlee Gamblin
School of Health Science and Wellness
800 University Drive, CH 2380
Maryville, MO 64468
Tye Parsons
Graduate Office
800 University Drive, Administration Building 263
Maryville, MO 64468