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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, meeting dates are subject to change

*Exempt and expedited proposals may be submitted at any time

*All materials for Full Review (greater than minimal risk) must be submitted 10 business days before the scheduled monthly meeting

"Researchers Guide Through the IRB Process: Practical Steps"

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

Guidance on Quality Improvement vs 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