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Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)


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Cayuse IRB FAQ

Cayuse IRB is undergoing maintenance and will be intermittently unavailable on Saturday, January 13th, starting at 10am CT, continuing through Sunday, January 14th, 10pm CT. Please note, even if your application appears to be working, we strongly advise against attempting to enter data during the maintenance window.

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.

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Forms & Examples – Why use them?

On the HRPP web page there are examples and templates for researchers to use and copy when creating their IRB. Click on Getting Started and then click on Forms & Examples to access these documents. You can insert your text, that is specific to your research project, in the document.

There are several examples of recruitment methods - such as information for the landing page of an online survey, oral scripts, fliers, and TechAnnounce.

Exempt categories 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 require an Information Sheet. An information sheet does not require a participant's signature. This information is provided to the participants, allowing them to decide if they would like to participate in the research.

Expedited and Full Board reviews use a consent form for adults and requires a participant's signature. However, you can request a waiver of written consent that would not require the signature on the researcher's copy of the consent form. The consent form, like an information sheet, provides the participant with your research information allowing them to decide if they would like to participate in the research. Participants under the age of 18 require both a parental consent form and a minor's assent form.

All of these examples can be found on our web page.

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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

February IRB Meeting

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

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November HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 112 Reviews Assigned
  • 57 Initial Submissions
  • 102 Proposals Approved