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Human Subjects in Research

Institutional Review Board

Welcome to the University of Texas Permian Basin's Institutional Review Board

At UT Permian Basin, we are committed to fostering a culture of ethical research that respects the rights and well-being of all individuals who participate in our studies. The Institutional Review Board plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal by ensuring the ethical conduct of research involving human participants conducted within our university community.


Thank you for your commitment to ethical research at UT Permian Basin. We look forward to partnering with you to advance knowledge and contribute to a better world through responsible research practices. 


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IRB Committee Members

James Olson, Professor of Psychology

Rachel Harlow, Associate Professor of Communication (Book time to meet with me)

Raj Dakshinamurthy, Interim Provost

Mortaza Zare, Assistant Professor of Management

Joe Weaks, Community Member

Michelle Womack, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Sarah Cho, Assistant Professor of Communication (Book time with Sarah Cho: IRB Consultation)

Tara Wilson, Associate Professor of Literacy (Schedule an Appointment)

Chris McLain, Graduate Student Representative