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About Human Subjects Research

Revisions to Human Subject Regulations

The revised Common Rule went into effect on January 21, 2019. A revised application form and informed consent template is now available. Applications submitted prior to January 21, 2019 will not be affected by these changes, but anything received after that date will need to be submitted on the new form.

View a quick reference guide to these changes (PDF). Additional documents illustrating some of the changes are below.

For more information regarding these changes, find Q&As and other resources from the Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office at comply@ksu.edu or 785-532-3224.


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.

Contacts and Committee Members

Standard Operating Procedures and Assurances




FDA Investigational New Drug (IND)


For questions about K-State human subjects research, contact Heath Ritter in the URCO office at hlr@ksu.edu or 532-3234.