Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The name of the office coordinating with the Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board (IRB) has changed to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The IRB’s mission to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research at Texas Tech will not change. The new name will better reflect services provided by the office that do not involve the IRB. This website continues to offer step-by-step instructions for submitting human subjects research proposals, forms for proposal packets, and policies and procedures. You also will find training information, information on 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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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

Next IRB Meeting:
March 31, 2015
Proposals Due:
March 10, 2015

HRPP/IRB Feb. 2015 Statistics:

  • 114 Total Submissions
  • 63 New Proposals Submitted
  • 110 Proposals Approved
  • 36 Proposals Assigned to IRB Reviewers
  • 48 Proposals Waiting for PI Revisions


  • Need Help Creating A Proposal? HRPP training videos and PowerPoint presentations are available here.
  • Proposal Submission Training
    HRPP staff is available to provide training or classroom presentations on the IRB. Contact us for further details.

Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
April 14-15, 2015
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

2014 IRB Reviews chart