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About Human Subjects Research

New IRB Chair

Beginning August 6, 2022, Dr. Lisa Rubin will be the new IRB Chair. Please note that there will be an updated informed consent form with this new information posted on the URCO website. New submissions, beginning August 6, will be required to have this updated information in the consent form for applications to receive final approval.  

Last Week for PDF IRB Applications

February 5, 2021 will be the last day that word and pdf versions of IRB applications will be accepted. After that date, all new protocol applications will need to be done through IRBManager. More information on IRBManager can be found here.

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.