Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The name of the office coordinating with the Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The IRB's mission is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research at Texas Tech. This website offers step-by-step instructions for submitting human subjects research proposals, forms for proposal packets, and policies and procedures. You will also find training information, references to federal regulations, as well as other resources.

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Begin here. Find suggestions on how to get started and what resources you will need.


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frequently asked questions

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calendar and review time frame

Meeting days for Full Board and proposal review time frame.


human subjects research training

Find information and links to human subjects research training courses.


research toolbox

The resource toolbox contains regulations, reports, documents and website links important to human subjects research.

steps to proposal submissions

Step-by-step instructions on submitting a complete human subjects research proposal.


forms and examples

Forms and examples needed for human subjects research


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HRPP/IRB Training
HRPP staff is available to provide training or classroom presentations on the IRB. Contact us for further details.

Preparing an IRB proposal and not completely sure what level of review it is or what is required? Do you need individual training or are you a Professor that has a class needing to know what the HRPP/IRB is all about? Are you teaching a undergraduate research class to students who have yet to know or understand what it is to utilize human subjects in research?

The HRPP staff would love to work with you one-on-one or come to present the information to your class. All it takes is a phone call. Our presentations are tailored to the needs of the audience. We hope to hear from you soon! Your success is our success. Guns UP!

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Human Research Protection Program
Administration Building, Room 357
Box 41075 | MS 1075
Lubbock, TX 79409-1075
(806) 742-2064 ofc | (806) 742-3947 fax
HRPP Contact Information


HRPP/IRB Announcements

October IRB Meeting:

September HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 108 Reviews Assigned
  • 50 New Proposals Submitted
  • 114 Proposals Approved
  • 30 Proposals Waiting for PI Revisions
  • 36 Undergoing IRB Review

Researchers – Extensions to protocols with expiration deadlines during the summer months may be requested early. Please contact the HRPP for further information.

Submissions – In order for HRPP staff to process your proposals in a timely manner, please remember to submit the proposals one-sided only.