Institutional Review Board (IRB)

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee whose primary responsibility is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. The IRB reviews research studies to ensure that these studies are ethical and protect the rights of the donors and participants. The committee also reviews research protocols and consent forms to determine compliance with all relevant regulations. There is no limit to the time and energy an IRB could spend on protocol review, research monitoring, continuing education and the process of informed consent.

IRB Resources

For Institutional Collaborations

For Collaborative proposals with other institutions, please note the following UT System IRB Reciprocity Agreements:

Closing a Protocol

Use this form to close or discontinue an approved IRB Protocol