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.
The green 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
- Cayuse IRB: Basics
- Cayuse IRB: Creating a New Submission
- Adding Co-Investigators to Legacy Studies
- Modifications to Legacy Studies
- Cayuse IRB Help Tutorials
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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Linking sponsored projects in Cayuse IRB
NOTE: Attach Sponsored Projects applications to your Cayuse IRB submissions
The HRPP/IRB works closely with the Office of Research Services (ORS), the department that handles sponsored project funding. Commonly, the HRPP/IRB will get a call from ORS asking if a PI has submitted a particular study and/or whether or not it has IRB approval.
Part of the IRB review process includes what is known as matching the study to the sponsored project. This is essentially a review of both documents to ensure the study matches what the PI tells a sponsor the monies will be used for.
To help HRPP staff and IRB reviewers know which studies are associated with a sponsored project, the Study Details screen in Cayuse IRB contains a Link Proposal button that allows the PI to link the study to the sponsored project. Clicking on the button provides a listing of all sponsored project applications the PI has or is listed on in the ORS database. The PI simply locates the sponsored project associated with that particular study and selects it.
In Cayuse IRB section IS3 – Funding, the PI should check External Funding, enter the appropriate information and attach a copy of the sponsored project document.
In some instances, PIs procure funding after a study has been approved. In such a case, a modification should be submitted that includes a summary explanation that the study now has funding and a copy of the sponsored project application attached.
Contact the HRPP/IRB for assistance any time we can help.
What does it mean to be a Research Principal Investigator at Texas Tech University?
The Office of Human Research Protections (HHS/OHRP, 2016)) describes the role and
responsibilities of a research investigator in the following way:
"Investigators play a crucial role in protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects and are responsible for carrying out sound ethical research consistent with research plans approved by an IRB. Along with meeting the specific requirements of a particular research study, investigators are responsible for ongoing requirements in the conduct of approved research that include, in summary:
- obtaining and documenting informed consent of subjects or subjects' legally authorized representatives prior to the subjects' participation in the research, unless these requirements have been waived by the IRB (45 CFR 46.116; 45 CFR 46.117);
- obtaining prior approval from the IRB for any modifications of the previously approved research, including modifications to the informed consent process and document, except those necessary to eliminate apparent immediate hazards to subjects (45 CFR 46.103(b)(4)) ; and
- ensuring that progress reports and requests for continuing review and approval are
submitted to the IRB in accordance with the policies, procedures, and actions of the
IRB as referenced in the institution's OHRP-approved Federalwide assurance (45 CFR
46.103(b)(4), 45 CFR 46.109(e), 45 CFR 46.115(a)(1)) . In certain circumstances, investigators
also would be responsible for meeting the following additional regulatory requirements:
- providing to the IRB prompt reports of any unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others 45 CFR 46.103(b)(5);
- providing to the IRB prompt reports of serious or continuing noncompliance with the regulations or the requirements or determinations of the IRB (45 CFR 46.103(b)(5)); and
- keeping certain records as required by the HHS regulations for at least three years after completion of the study."
TTU Policy 74.09 (5) outlines the criteria for those researchers who are eligible
to assume the responsibilities as a Principal Investigator (PI) over a research study.
The Principal Investigator must be:
• a full time faculty member; or
• a tenured faculty member; or
• a full time employee with a terminal degree in his/her discipline.
Human Research Protection Program
Administration Building, Room 357
Box 41075 | MS 1075
Lubbock, TX 79409-1075
(806) 742-2064 Office| (806) 742-3947 Fax
IRB Meeting - February 28
Full Board submissions due February 7
Next IRB Meeting - 3 p.m. March 28
Full Board proposals due March 7
January HRPP/IRB Stats:
- 103 Reviews Assigned
- 122 New Proposals Submitted
- 99 Proposals Approved
- 19 Undergoing IRB Review
In January 2016, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer 9 & 10. In light of this, Evisions discontinued IE9 & 10 compatibility support for all products in the Research Suite (Cayuse 424, SP, & IRB) on July 1, 2016.