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WTAMU Research: Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The revised Common Rule is effective as of January 21, 2019. Any research protocols submitted after January 2, 2019 must comply with all elements of the revised Common Rule. IRB applications submitted after January 2, 2019 will be processed February 1, 2019. Learn more about the Common Rule revisions and how it affects you. Please feel free to contact AR-EHS for more information.

Welcome to the West Texas A&M University Institutional Review Board (IRB) website. The IRB is charged with the protection of human subjects used in research at the University by complying with regulations specified by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) operating under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as with other ethical and professional standards. In this website you will find step-by-step instructions for submitting a human subjects research proposal, forms for proposal packets, policies and procedures, training information, and information on federal regulations.

1. Is an IRB Review Required?

Use the IRB determination flowchart to establish the need for an IRB review.

2. Getting Started!

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

3. Training

Find information and links to required human subjects research training courses.

4. Submitting Proposal for IRB Review

Step-by-step instructions on submitting a complete human subjects research proposal.

5. Resources

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

6. IRB Committee Members

View a list of the current West Texas A&M University IRB committee members.

7. Forms and Examples

Forms and examples needed for human subjects research.

8. FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions.