Human Subjects Research

  • Policy

    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.

  • Membership

     

    The IRB membership represents a diverse group of faculty with both scientific and non-scientific interests from across campus as well as members of the community.

  • Review Process

     

    When planning your research involving human subjects, keep in mind the guidelines found in the IRB's review process

  • Forms

    NOTE: As of August 26, 2017, the IRB will only accept the new single-form application Application for Research Involving Human Subjects (Revised 11/6/19). 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 amyhill@tntech.edu.  All IRB-related forms can also be accessed here and from the navigation in the left menu.   


     

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  • Training

    Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
    Direct links to CITI
    CITI Home Page: https://www.citiprogram.org/
    Directions: https://www.citiprogram.org/citidocuments/citiinstructions.htm

    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:

    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. 

     

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