Welcome to Marquette University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects. The MU IRB reviews and approves research involving the use of human subjects under the jurisdiction of Marquette University. The IRB is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the adequacy of the research plan, to minimize risks and to maximize the potential for benefit from human subjects’ who participate in research based on federal and state regulations, in addition to institutional policies.


October 21, 2013: New IRB Decision Tool: MU ORC/IRB Flowsheet available to assist with determining level of review for research projects.

September 4, 2013: A new Amendment Form is available for adding, removing, or changing the role of research personnel. See the Submission Forms & Templates page for more information.

August 23, 2013: NEW! Training Lookup site available on SharePoint. Do you need a copy of your NIH human subjects research training certificate or want to make sure it is on file with the ORC? Do you want to know if your research staff have NIH training on file with the ORC? Now you can look up certificates and retrieve a PDF copy. For more information visit the Training & Education page.


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Research Compliance, in cooperation with and in support of the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, is to facilitate safe and ethical research conducted by Marquette faculty, staff and students in the areas of human subjects, animal subjects, radiation safety and biosafety.