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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES:
Last Updated: September 16th, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance for our Research Community:
- For guidance on the Resumption of In-Person Human Subjects Research (HSR), click here .
- For more information and research guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, click here. Please note that this guidance is for the entire Ball State research community, not just researchers using human subjects. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
- Office of Research Integrity staff members are working remotely, as our campus office is closed until further notice. We are still able to answer phone calls and emails from our remote locations, so please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH LISTENING SESSION
- Faculty and staff are invited to a listening session on Undergraduate Research, held October 12th and October 20th. For more information and registration links, please click here.
- New, free CITI webinars are now available! Click here for more information.
- Due to office changes, the turn-around time for IRB protocol reviews may take longer than usual. Please refer to the IRB Deadlines and Meeting Dates page via the "Quick Links" below for guidance.
- The email address for our office as well as the IRB is email@example.com, not firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- If you experience continuous issues with IRBNet, please contact IRBNet's technical support team at (877) 261-6461 or email@example.com.
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.
International Travel Requirements and Research
** Please be advised that international travel is suspended at this time **
Office of Risk Management International Travel policy
Ball State International Travel Policy (PDF)
Ball State International Travel Policy via PolicyTech
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.
Using Industrial Hemp and Hemp Related Products
BSU Policy on Using Industrial Hemp and Hemp Related Products in Research
Indiana Hemp Regulatory Website
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the ORI Director, Chris Mangelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 285-5070.
Committees and Programs
IRB - Human Subjects
IACUC - Animal Care and Use
LSSC- Laboratory Safety and Security
RSC - Radiation Safety
IBC - Biosafety
ORI Diversity Plan
The Office of Research integrity strongly supports the creation of a diverse university workforce and support for a diverse university research community. You can view the details of our diversity plan here.