The Office of Research Integrity ensures research at Ball State University is in compliance with university policies and with applicable provisions of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 ANNOUNCEMENT: WE MOVED! The Office of Research Integrity is now located in West Quad 100.

PLEASE NOTE: The email address for our office as well as the IRB is orihelp@bsu.edunot This is an outdated address and is no longer in use. Be sure to indicate the correct email address in your proposal documents whenever applicable. 

If you are having difficulties downloading "Form A: IRB Application" or any other PDF file(s) from IRBNet, we recommend using Firefox as your browser and downloading the document(s) via Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Quick Links

IRB Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Human Subjects Research FAQs

COI/COC and SFCI Forms and Policies

Lab Safety and Security Forms

New Common Rule

Request a Training Session

Submitting a Research Proposal

When preparing to submit a research proposal, you will need to register on IRBNet and complete the CITI Program training. For more information on what is required when submitting, please reference our "How to Submit a Research Proposal" page on the left-hand column. 

Resources Ball State Offers to Researchers

  • Peer Mentoring - If you have questions, schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a graduate assistant to discuss your protocol before you submit it to IRBNet! 
  • Sponsored Projects Administration  offers Aspire grants to faculty, professional personnel, and students in areas such as research, scholarly studies, and creative endeavors.
  • The Research Design Studio provides help with research design, grant development, instrument selection and design, professional development and research mentoring, as well as synthesis and support of research collaborations. 

Committees and Programs

IRB - Human Subjects

IACUC - Animal Care and Use

LSSC- Laboratory Safety and Security

RSC - Radiation Safety

IBC - Biosafety