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Please remember as you prepare Cayuse IRB human subjects research submissions, that submissions will not be assigned to IRB reviewers during the semester break of December 18, 2017 through January 15, 2018. Please plan accordingly if your research start date is during the break or at the beginning of the spring 2018 semester

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.

Hot Topic/Tip of the Month

If the research you are doing in the class will be used for your thesis, dissertation, and/or research journal articles then you will need IRB approval. This also applies to research presentations/conferences when your research is presented outside of Texas Tech. You cannot begin recruiting participants and/or collecting data until there is IRB approval.

Assign the PI to reflect the chair of your research committee. Keep yourself listed as the primary contact and graduate co-investigator. Check the master thesis or doctoral dissertation as your research activity.

  • Classroom projects/assignments that are conducted for didactic purposes and do not extend beyond the classroom (i.e., do not contribute to generalizable knowledge) do not require IRB approval.  Keep the following points in mind when completing classroom assignments:
  • The student and instructor still have the responsibility to respect the rights of the study participants and to treat them in a fair and ethical manner.
  • Instructors should ensure that the projects carried out by their students are being conducted in a manner that is consistent with the ethical principles of their discipline and the federal guidelines for the protection of human subjects.
  • If a student or instructor decides to submit a class project to a conference, journal, etc. an approved IRB is needed prior to recruiting and collecting data.

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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

November IRB Meeting
November 28, 2017 3 p.m.
Full Board submissions due by November 7, 2017

February IRB Meeting
February 27, 2018 3 p.m.
Full Board submissions due by February 6, 2018

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October HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 123 Reviews Assigned
  • 56 Initial Submissions
  • 71 Proposals Approved