your project meets the definition of human subjects research, complete the IRB
Application for Research Involving Human Subjects (and include a Certificate of Completion of CITI Training, a copy of informed consent, a copy of the research instrument, letter(s) of permission from participating agencies, and any other pertinent material).
not already done, complete the CITI Program training in human subjects
research required of all researchers with human subjects.
your proposal requires written informed consent, consult the informed consent page on this website for
information and assistance.
INFORMED CONSENT PAGE
you have specific questions about the application process for approval,
contact the TTU Office of Research for assistance. (931-372-3374).
necessary signatures on IRB forms.
one packet of the assembled documents to the Office of
Research - in person to Amy Hill, Office
of Research, Southwest Hall, RM 149; via campus mail at Box 5033; or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note: All signatures must be original; no typed or cut and pasted signatures will be accepted.
Exempt research, the Office of Research will determine that all necessary
forms have been submitted. You will receive notification of approval
within one week.
Expedited review of research, your proposal will be reviewed by members of
the IRB. You can expect to receive communication regarding the IRB
decision by email in about three weeks. If your proposal is not approved,
you will receive instructions by email from the IRB regarding what to do
Full Board review of research, your proposal will be reviewed at the next
scheduled meeting of the TTU IRB. The IRB holds two regular meetings each
semester. You may be contacted for more information, or be invited to the
IRB meeting to answer questions regarding your proposal.
approval of your proposal by Expedited or Full Board review, you will
receive official notification of approval by email, including the official
notification of approval, you may begin contacts with human subjects and
collection of data from human subjects.
For IRB applications approved through Expedited or Full Board review, approval extends for one calendar year from the approval date. If you anticipate that your data collection will extend beyond one year, complete and submit a Request for Continuation/Change For at least two weeks in advance of the expiration date.
If changes need to be made to an approved application, complete and submit a Request for Continuation/Change Form. FORMS
approval, if you wish to make any changes to the procedures outlined in
your original proposal, you must get approval from the IRB for those
changes BEFORE you may implement them. Complete and submit a Request for Continuation/Change Form.