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Cayuse IRB is HERE

The Texas Tech IRB switched its protocol submission process to a new electronic submission system on January 18, 2016. Cayuse IRB replaces the current paper submission method and features a researcher-friendly question-and-answer format. It allows researchers to view all their IRB protocols from a single source on their computers. Click on the Cayuse IRB Submission icon above to access the system.

Cayuse IRB Test Site Available for Practice/Familiarization
The Sandbox UAT provides users a chance to practice or familiarize themselves with Cayuse IRB using a test site. The site allows test studies to be created providing practice before submitting a study through Cayuse IRB. Studies created in the Sandbox UAT are never processed.

To access the practice site, click on "Sandbox UAT" above. Enter session15 (lower case) as the user name and ttuttu as the password.

Cayuse IRB help files and "How To" Power Point presentations are also available to help guide you through the submission process.

Cayuse IRB Training Tutorials and PowerPoints


Request Training for your Group
Colleges, departments and organizations may request a Cayuse IRB training session for faculty, staff, and/or students. Please contact the HRPP office to schedule training at 806-742-2064 or email us at HRPP@ttu.edu.

Hot Topics:

HHS Announces Proposal to Improve Rules Protecting Human Research Projects
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a proposal to improve the rules protecting human research subjects. This was followed by a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register in September 2015. The deadline to submit comments regarding the proposed changes ended on January 6, 2016. Ref. HHS.gov website. The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) offers more on the subject >>

NPRM 2015 - Summary
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015 (PDF 1063 KB). The NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. Read more >>

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HRPP/IRB Announcements

This Saturday, February 13th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Evisions will be performing scheduled maintenance on Cayuse IRB, 424, and SP. The entire system will be shut down and no studies may be edited or submitted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

IRB Meeting
Feb 23, 2016
3 p.m.

Next IRB Meeting
Mar. 29, 2016
3 p.m.

Full Board Proposals Due:
Mar. 8, 2016

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January 2016 HRPP Statistics
HRPP/IRB Existing Paper Protocol Statistics

86 Reviews Assigned
16 New Proposals Submitted
69 Proposals Approved
43 Proposals Waiting for PI Revisions
31 Undergoing Review

Cayuse IRB Statistics
20 New Initial Submissions
24 Legacy* Submissions

Cayuse IRB Legacy* Studies
1316 - Existing Paper Protocols Added to Cayuse IRB

*Legacy is the name given to the existing approved paper protocols converted into Cayuse IRB.



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