Texas Tech University

Human Research Protection Program

COVID-19 Updates

Winter Break

IRB Reviewers will not be reviewing IRB submissions between Monday, December 14, 2020 - Friday, January 15, 2021 due to faculty being off duty.  Exempt submissions and modifications that do no increase the risk to participants will continue to be reviewed during the winter break.

If a researcher receives a "Just in Time" from a sponsored project please contact Dr. CassiDe Street at casside.street@ttu.edu or 806-834-2285.

HRPP staff will continue to be available during the break.  The office will be closed between Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021.    

Human Subject Research

Texas Tech University is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of individuals participating in research. Texas Tech's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing all human subjects research in accordance with federal regulations, state laws, and local and University policies (TTU OP 74.09).

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) serves as a liaison to the IRB and point of contact for participants and researchers. 

October 2020 Stats
Submissions = 157
Assigned = 150
Approved = 140

Federalwide Assurance Information

TTU Institutional Official: Dr. Alice Young
FWA Number: 00001568
IRB Number: IRB00000276
Expires: May 5, 2023

NOTE: The information provided above is used by Principal Investigators for sponsored projects and Institutional Authorization Agreement references.