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Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)


Cayuse IRB Submission
Cayuse User Access Request Form
Cayuse IRB Help
Cayuse IRB FAQ

Summer Renewals

As you begin making your summer plans, don't forget to renew your expedited and full board studies that will expire over summer. You can go ahead and submit for a renewal in Cayuse IRB. The system will email you if any revisions are needed and after your renewal has been approved. Another option is to change the default for studies expiring from 30 to 60 or even 90 days. Depending on the option you choose, Cayuse IRB will send you a reminder email to renew your study based on your default setting. Click on the down arrow next to "Studies Expiring in ## days" to pick your default setting.

Fall Research Studies
At the beginning of the fall semester, the IRB will receive a high volume of IRB submissions. If you would like the research process (recruitment and data collection) to begin with the fall semester, make sure to submit your studies early. If you have any questions on your IRB development or when to submit, contact the HRPP office.

Cayuse IRB

The Cayuse IRB Review Process
Researchers can track the review process of their submissions by looking at the Dashboard at the top of the Submission Details screen.

Cayuse IRB Review Process

The green Check check mark indicates the requirements are complete for that review stage. The highlighted gray section shows where the submission is in the review process.

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 session23 (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.

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Access to Cayuse IRB
Cayuse IRB is the online system for submitting an Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol for research involving human subjects. The IRB submission is created by the Principal Investigator (PI) and/or co-investigators. The principal investigator must be a Texas Tech full-time faculty member, or full-time employee with a terminal degree in his or her discipline (TTU OP 74.09). Faculty members are automatically entered into the Cayuse IRB system. Students and employees request access through the Human Research Protection Program's website. Access may take up to 48 hours to complete. Researchers will use their eRaider username and password to open Cayuse IRB.

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Human Research Protection Program
Administration Building, Room 357
Box 41075 | MS 1075
Lubbock, TX 79409-1075
(806) 742-2064 Office| (806) 742-3947 Fax


HRPP/IRB Announcements

September IRB Meeting
Sept. 26, 2017 3 p.m.
Full Board submissions due by Sept. 5th

October IRB Meeting
October 24, 2017 3 p.m.
Full Board submissions due by October 3, 2017
NOTE: Meeting is one week early

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August HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 149 Reviews Assigned
  • 42 Initial Submissions
  • 101 Proposals Approved