Texas Tech University

International Research and Development

The International Research and Development division was created to facilitate, in collaboration with the Office of Vice President for Research, the development of multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary international research and development programs at Texas Tech University. Through the services of the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS), we promote the university's special mission of the interdisciplinary study of arid and semiarid environments and the human relationship to these environments from an international perspective. The Grants Administration unit works with faculty to identify and disseminate international research and development grant opportunities, and to help develop and submit large, multi-disciplinary proposals to funding agencies.


International Partnerships & Agreements

The International Agreements unit is responsible for administering all partnership agreements between Texas Tech University and international partners. Agreements may allow for student and faculty exchange, collaborative research, support of a faculty-led program or other endeavors of interest to departments and colleges across campus.

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International Research & Development News

Human Subjects Research: An overview and Considerations for International Research

April 19, 2018

Researchers at Texas Tech University must be approved by the Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board (IRB) to conduct human subjects research. The mission of the IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects by minimizing risks, ensuring that people are fully informed before they participate in research, and promoting equity in research participation. In this presentation you will hear about Texas Tech IRB regulations, and aspects to consider when submitting a proposal for international research involving human subjects.

Presentation Overview (pptx)

Contact us for proposal development support:

Gad Perry

Senior Director, Division of International Research and Development and Director,
International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies
gad.perry@ttu.edu