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Institutional Review Board

About Human Subjects Research

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is committed to providing a comprehensive and compliant Research with Human Subjects program for researchers, students, and potential human subjects. At K-State, the Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects serves as the IRB and is mandated by federal laws and regulations for oversight of all activities involving research with human subjects.

Important Announcements:

 Digital Signature on Forms

 Please note: You may sign the IRB Application form using a digital signature. DO NOT sign the form until it has been completed. You cannot edit the form entries once the form has been digitally signed. If you are making revisions to a previously signed form, right-click the digital signature and select Clear to remove the signature (this can only be done by the person who originally digitally signed the form). Forms that have not been signed will not be accepted.

IRB Electronic Application Submission

Effective February 1, 2016, the University Research Compliance Office (URCO) is moving to electronic submission of all IRB applications.

  • After completely filling out the PDF or Word Document found on the URCO webpage, please submit an electronic copy to comply@ksu.edu.
  • Before final approval, we also need a signed copy of the assurance page (last page in the application). This can be an electronic signature within the application or a scanned version of the assurance page.
  • All other steps in the review and approval process will remain unchanged.

Contact Maggie Behnke: 2-3233, msbehnke@ksu.edu with questions.