Office of Responsible Research

The TTU Office of Responsible Research works collaboratively with the academic community of Texas Tech to advance our shared responsibilities to promote safe, responsible, and productive research practices and promote dialogue about ethical concerns that arise naturally from creative endeavors.

The Office of Responsible Research incorporates all divisions and committees that support responsible research and compliance at Texas Tech. Our divisions include Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Financial Disclosure, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Animal Care Services.

Associated committees include the Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee (IFDC), Institutional Lab Safety Committee (ILSC), Institutional Biosafety and Hazardous Materials Committee (IBHMC), Radiation/Laser Safety Committee (RLSC), Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The responsible research divisions and their corresponding committees oversee training, protocol review, and post-approval monitoring programs, and provide campus-wide resources to educate researchers and research trainees about safe and responsible research conduct and its responsibilities to society.


Launch of TTU Chemical Gateway
The chemical inventory and delivery system is now online.

Audit Report on Texas Tech University Laboratory Safety

Responsible Research Contact

Alice Young
Associate Vice President for Research (Research Integrity)
(806) 834-3536