Texas Tech University

Human Research Protection Program

COVID-19 Updates

Human Subject Research

Texas Tech University is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of individuals participating in research. Texas Tech's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with reviewing all human subjects research in accordance with federal regulations, state laws, and local and University policies (TTU OP 74.09).

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) serves as a liaison to the IRB and point of contact for participants and researchers. 

November 2021 Stats
Submissions = 140
Assigned = 112
Approved = 92

Reviews during Winter Break

This last day to submit a new initial submission would be Monday, December 6.  Reviewers will make decisions on all current reviews by December 13.  Reviewers will not review between December 14 - January 9.  Reviewers will beging receiving IRB submissions on Monday, January 10.  The HRPP office will be able during the winter break.  The TTU campus is closed between December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

Federalwide Assurance Information

TTU Institutional Official: Dr. Alice Young
FWA Number: 00001568
IRB Number: IRB00000276
Expires: May 5, 2023

NOTE: The information provided above is used by Principal Investigators for sponsored projects and Institutional Authorization Agreement references.