Research & Economic Development

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.

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.

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

NOTE: As of August 26, 2017, the IRB will only accept the new single-form application Application for Research Involving Human Subjects (Revised 4/13/18). 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 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)

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 Review Committee 
IRB Community Members 
IRB Chair