Institutional Review Board (IRB)

In compliance with federal regulations (45 CFR 46) and the University's OHRP-issued Federal-wide Assurance, Lincoln Memorial University’s Institutional Review Board must review all projects involving human subjects. The chairperson or one or more IRB members designated by the chairperson may determine one of three actions: exempt, expedited review or full board review.  All projects that do not qualify for exempt or expedited review will undergo full board review.

IRB Meeting information:

*Committee meets the second Thursday of each month

*Exempt and expedited proposals may be submitted at any time

Meeting Dates: 

February 13  -  Full Review Items Must be Received by January 31

March 12  -  Full Review Items Must be Received by February 28

April 9  -  Full Review Items Must be Received by March 27

May 14  -  Full Review Items Must be Received by May 1

IRB Policies and Procedures 
IRB Forms
IRB Process
IRB Tools and FAQs 
CITI Training Website
Guidance on Case Studies
Institutional Research

Dr. Kay Paris, Chair, LMU Institutional Review Board

  • Federalwide Assurance Number FWA00012543
  • Institutional Organization Research Group (IORG) IORG0005225
  • Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and Biomedical Social Science IRB - IRB00006284

For questions regarding the IRB, please call 423.869.6834
Lincoln Memorial University
Office of Research, Grants and Sponsored Programs
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Grant Lee
Harrogate, TN 37752 phone: 423.869.6834 or 6291
fax: 423.869.6258