The president of Marshall University serves as the chief executive officer of the institution. The senior vice president/provost serves as the chief academic officer. The vice president for research, who also serves as the Human Research Protection Program’s Institutional Official, reports to the provost. The director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) reports to the vice president for research and serves on the university’s IRBs (as a non-voting member). The IRB chairmen and IRB members are appointed by the director of the ORI. The staff of the ORI report to the director and assist with all administrative duties involved with the Human Research Protection Program.