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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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Human Research Project as a Course Assignment
If you are a student doing research as a part of a class with the intention of using it for your thesis, dissertation, and/or research journal articles, you will need IRB approval. This also applies to presentations or conferences when your research is presented outside of Texas Tech. You cannot begin recruiting participants and/or collecting data until there is TTU IRB approval.

Make sure to assign the Principal Investigator (PI) as the faculty member that oversees and supervises your research project from beginning to end. Keep yourself listed as the primary contact and graduate co-investigator. Check the appropriate box for the purpose of the study. If you select other, please provide a brief explanation of the purpose of your research.

If you are doing a classroom projects didactic purposes that do not extend beyond the classroom (i.e., do not contribute to generalizable knowledge) then you do not need IRB review/approval. However, please keep the following points in mind.

  • 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.

If you have any questions about whether you need IRB approval or not please do not hesitate to contact the HRPP office at hrpp@ttu.edu.

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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

March IRB Meeting

March 27, 2018 3 p.m.
Full Board submissions due by March 6, 2018

April IRB Meeting

April 24, 2018 3 p.m.
Full Board submissions due by April 9, 2018

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February HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 136 Reviews Assigned
  • 52 Initial Submissions
  • 67 Proposals Approved