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.


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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

A warm welcome to Dr. Kelly Cukrowicz in her new role as IRB Chair.

Also, please welcome Dr. Scott Burris as the new Associate IRB Chair.

A warm thank you to Dr. Rosemary Cogan for her 9 years of service, dedication and passion protecting human subjects in research.

August IRB Meeting:
Tuesday, August 25th (Tentative)
Full Board Proposals due: August 4th
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July HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 103 Reviews Assigned
  • 44 New Proposals Submitted
  • 86 Proposals Approved
  • 35 Proposals Waiting for PI Revisions

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.