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Research Compliance


The Jackson State University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) has the charge of reviewing and approving recombinant DNA research and biohazard projects. All recombinant DNA research at JSU, regardless of funding source, must be conducted in accordance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules and the use of infectious micro-organisms in research, teaching and the handling of infectious waste disposal.

The Biosafety website serves as a helpful reference and guide to facilitate compliance with Biosafety related practices, institutional policies, and governmental regulations.

All questions pertaining to Biosafety should be directed to Research Compliance at  (601) 979-2859.


The Research Compliance Unit helps faculty, staff and students comply with all applicable federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies. Research that includes animals, humans, recombinant DNA, infectious agents, or toxic chemicals must be reviewed by designated university committees. Please view the provided information on policies and procedures, guidelines, educational programs, and monitoring and accountability in these areas.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to review all the proposed research involving human subjects and to ensure that subjects are treated ethically and that their rights and welfare are adequately protected.

The IRB process is administered through the Research Compliance Unit. Investigators and student researchers are not allowed to solicit human subject participation or begin data collection prior to receiving IRB approval in writing

Research Compliance

Administration Tower, 6th Floor
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17057
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: 601.979.2931