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: Due to a high volume of IRB protocol submissions, we ask for your continued patience during the review process. Our turn around time will be longer than usual.
If you are having difficulties downloading the Form A: IRB Application or any other PDF on IRBNet, we recommend using Firefox as your browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
IRB Deadlines and Meeting Dates
Human Subjects Research FAQs
COI/COC and SFCI Forms and Policies
Lab Safety and Security Forms
New Common Rule
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