Texas Tech University

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

HRPP/IRB Announcements
  • IRB Meeting - April 29
    Proposals Due - April 8
    Next Meeting - May 27 - 3 p.m.
  • Upcoming Conference:
    Join us for the 4th Annual Responsible Conduct of Research Conference on April 8, 2014 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.
    Registration and schedule available here >>
  • March HRPP/IRB Stats:
    -125 Reviews
    -51 New Proposals
    -96 Reviews by IRB
    -17 Extensions
    -29 Prescreens Waiting for Review

The name of the office coordinating with the Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board (IRB) has changed to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The IRB’s mission to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research at Texas Tech will not change. The new name will better reflect services provided by the office that do not involve the IRB. This website continues to offer step-by-step instructions for submitting human subjects research proposals, forms for proposal packets, and policies and procedures. You also will find training information, information on federal regulations as well as other resources.

Getting Started


Begin here.
Find suggestions on how to get started and what resources you will need.

Does the project need IRB review?


Use the interactive module to help determine if IRB review is needed

Frequently asked questions


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Calendar and IRB meeting schedule


Meeting days for Full Board and proposal review time frame.

Human Subjects Research Training


Find information and links to human subjects research training courses.

Resource Toolbox


The resource toolbox contains regulations, reports, documents and website links important to human subjects research.

Step-by-step instructions


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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Reporting Adverse Events:

Principal Investigators (PIs) are reminded of their responsibilities for reporting unanticipated problems or adverse events that occur during research. Failure to do so is a violation of 45 CFR 46.103(b)(5) and could result in the suspension or termination of the protocol. More >>


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