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.

Basic Information about IRB Requirements
Click here to 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 Studies
Click here to 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 e-mail irb@twu.edu for Denton and Dallas (Ms. Sandy Owens, IRB Coordinator)
(713) 794-2480 or e-mail irb-houston@twu.edu for Houston (Ms. Madhura Maiya, IRB Coordinator)

Page last updated 4:35 PM, June 21, 2017