Institutional Review Board
The University of Southern Mississippi and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have established standards and guidelines to protect individuals who may be at risk as a consequence of participation in a research activity. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for insuring that adequate safeguards are established to protect any individual who may be at risk as a consequence of participation as a subject in research activities. All investigations, experiments, or demonstrations involving human subjects in any way, regardless of the source of funds, must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before the activity is undertaken. This includes activities in which a faculty member is supervising student research activities, such as for graduate theses and dissertations.
Read submission instructions on the Human Subjects Review page.