Institutional Review Board

The Francis Marion University Institutional Review Board (IRB) supervises the use of human subjects in all research conducted under the auspices of the University. All proposed research must be reviewed by the Board before any data is gathered. The IRB insures that the rights and welfare of human participants in research are protected.

2020-21 IRB Membership

Megan Haggard, Chair


Daljit Kaur


Shayna Wrighten


Annie Muller


Pete Peterson


Nancy Zaice


Dr. Sasha Federer, Ph.D.

Community Representative

For those new members to the CITI program, follow these instructions:

  1. Click the ‘Register’ button on the top right-hand corner.
  2. In the blank, type “Francis Marion University’.
  3. Click the first two boxes beneath.
  4. Click ‘Continue’ to create your CITI membership.
  5. Register your personal information through the steps requested.
  6. View course associated with FMU.

Guidelines for Study Status

Please use the following to determine your study status. Studies not exempt or expedited are subject to full review.

Exempt Status (doc)

Expedited Status (doc)


Please use the following forms for submission to the IRB committee.
Please download, complete, and email to

Continuation of Study Form (doc)

Closure Form (doc)