Office of Research
Human Subjects Research
The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects is guided by TTU Policy 730. The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) serves as the review board in accordance with the requirements for the protection of human subjects as set forth by the regulations created by Congress (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 46). The IRB is composed of faculty, administrators, and persons not affiliated with the University. It reports to the Administrative Council. The IRB has developed the guidelines and procedures described on these pages in order to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in research.
- Review Process
All studies involving human subjects require IRB approval. Researchers must complete an Application for Research Involving Human Subjects (Revised 10/15/2020). Applications for Research Involving Human Subjects now needs to either be delivered to Southwest Hall, Room 149, mailed to Box 5033, or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All IRB-related forms can also be accessed here and from the navigation in the left menu.
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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Direct links to CITI
CITI Home Page: https://www.citiprogram.org/
Step-By-Step Guide to the CITI registration process
TTU subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) as means of providing training in human subjects research. The courses you take depend on your role in research. The following are the available modules related to human subjects:
- Biomedical Researchers including all students and faculty acting as an Investigator (PI-co-PI)
- Social-Behavioral-Educational Researchers including all students and faculty acting as an Investigator (PI-co-PI)
- IRB Members
- Departmental Reviewer
- IRB Community Members
- IRB Chair
Please see Training Requirements page for specific IRB training requirements for Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators, Faculty Supervisors, and Departmental Reviewer.