Texas Tech University

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.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research

Investigator Financial Disclosure

Investigator Financial Disclosure



Human Research Protection Program

Human Research Protection Program

Animal Care Services

Animal Care Services

Responsible Research training



“Too Big To Fail” Screening

Wed. April 23, 7 p.m.; Thurs. April 24, 10 a.m.; Rawls College of Business McCoy Atrium. 3 RCR Credits with submission of a summary.

Special Talk: The Role of Ethics & Compliance in Preventing Corporate Failures

Thurs. April 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Rawls College of Business McCoy Atrium. 3 RCR Credits with submission of a summary.

OVPR Discussion Series: Entrepreneurialism and Higher Education

May 2, 2-3 p.m., TLPDC 151. Limited Seating. RSVP through TLPDC website. 1 RCR Credit with submission of a summary.

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