Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The TWU Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) review research projects that involve human subjects to protect their rights and welfare. Therefore, it is the policy of TWU that all research conducted by any TWU faculty member, staff member, or student using human subjects must have prior approval from a TWU IRB before the research is initiated. Human subjects research at TWU is governed by TWU's Federalwide Assurance, Policy, and IRB Procedures (pdf). 

Recent News: All Campus IRBs Hosting Workshop Series

The IRBs on all campuses are hosting a series of workshops through the academic year for any faculty, students, or staff conducting research using human subjects. The workshops will focus on varying topics and will be hosted by the campus-specific IRB staff and committee members. Workshops will be livestreamed and recorded as well. You may check this page to access information about past workshops and to view upcoming workshops for each IRB.

Denton Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ACT 301
    Top 10 Suggestions for a Better IRB Application. Join the livestream session or view the workshop slides
  • September 20, 2018
    Discussion of the general process for submitting an IRB application. View recording or workshop slides

Dallas Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Friday, October 26, 2018, from noon – 1:30 p.m., IHSD 4102
    An overview of the IRB process and suggestions to improve your IRB application. Join the livestream session or view the workshop slides.

Houston Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., IHSH 3121
    Dual IRBs, IAAs, Status of On-Line Platform, and update on Revised Common Rule. Join or view the livestream.
  • October 9, 2018
    An overview of the IRB process and suggestions to improve your IRB application. View recording or workshop slides


Basic Information about IRB Requirements

View basic information about whether IRB review is required, levels of review (exempt, expedited, and full), the process when more than one IRB is involved, guidance on obtaining student data and using TWU email lists, data management, and other resources.

Application Forms and Requests Related to Approved Sites

Access all the forms and materials required to submit a new application (including a guide to writing a consent form and sample consent forms), modification, extension, and file-close request.

Training Requirements

View requirements and links on the basic human subjects' protection training requirements for investigators and research team members.

Contact Us

(940) 898-3378 or email for Denton and Dallas (Ms. Sandy Owens, IRB Coordinator)
(713) 794-2480 or email for Houston (Dr. Madhura Maiya, IRB Coordinator)

Page last updated 11:33 AM, November 13, 2018