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Institutional Review Board

Welcome to the Belmont University Institutional Review Board (IRB) home on the web. If you're interested in doing research involving human subjects, you've come to the right place.


The IRB is an administrative committee established to provide ethical review and protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The IRB is charged with reviewing all federally protected human studies conducted under the auspices of Belmont University.

All Belmont University faculty, staff and students proposing to conduct any projects that involve human subjects must:

  1. Complete the free online National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Subjects Protection Training. The NIH training can be accessed at
  2. Submit an application to IRB and upload your certificate from the NIH training via our online application portal. Please see the “Calendar” tab on the page for information about application submission timelines.

To submit an application to the IRB the first step is to log in to our online application portal here: The institution ID is belmont and you will use your MyBelmont credentials to access the system. Please see the “Overview and General Directions” tab on this page for more information on how to submit an online IRB application.