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.
The resource toolbox contains regulations, reports, documents and website links important to human subjects research.
If I am going to do human subject research outside the continental United States, where can I go to see the requirements for conducting research in a particular country?
The answer can be found here >>
May IRB Meeting:
Tuesday, May 26 (Tentative)
April HRPP/IRB Stats:
Summer Proposal Delays - During the summer months, review times for proposal submissions may be delayed due to the IRB reviewers' limited work schedules. We appreciate your understanding.
Researchers - Extensions to protocols with expiration deadline during the summer months may be requested early. Extension request forms have been mailed to researchers for the summer months. Please contact the HRPP for further information.
Submissions – In order for HRPP staff to process your proposals in a timely manner, please remember to submit the proposals one-sided only.