Texas Tech University

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)


The Texas Tech IRB will switch its protocol submission process to a new electronic submission system early in the spring 2016 semester. Itwill replace the current paper submission method and will feature a researcher-friendly question-and-answer format. It also will allow researchers to view all their IRB protocols on their computer. Current paper-based IRB protocols will be transferred into the new electronic system. Until the new system is operational, please continue using the current paper-based submission process.

To assist faculty, students, and staff in learning the new system, a series of face-to-face sessions are set for:

Thursday, Nov. 19 11 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 30 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

All sessions will be held in room 151 of the Teaching, Learning, Professional Development Center (TLPDC) in the Library. Registration is required. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend. Register at www.events.tlpd.ttu.edu >>

Additional training sessions and resources are available on our training page >>

For more information on how to use the new Cayuse system, please visit the Cayuse IRB Help resource >>

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 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 ofc | (806) 742-3947 fax
HRPP Contact Information


HRPP/IRB Announcements

November IRB Meeting:

  • 3 p.m.- Nov. 24th (Tentative)
  • Full Board Proposals Due: Nov. 3
  • View Calendar
  • No December IRB Meeting
  • Please remember as you work with human subjects research proposals, that faculty are not on duty as of December 15 through January 19.
  • Welcome Kelsie
    The HRPP office is pleased to welcome Kelsie Jackson as a new staff member. Kelsie holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Houston.

October HRPP/IRB Stats:

  • 133 Reviews Assigned
  • 67 New Proposals Submitted
  • 99 Proposals Approved
  • 29 Proposals Waiting for PI Revisions
  • 37 Undergoing IRB Review