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). Please note that we are in the process of updating the IRB policy and procedures as necessary to reflect the changes resulting from the new Common Rule requirements and the implementation of a new online submission system, Cayuse.

IRB Fall Training Sessions and Workshops

The Houston Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office of Research will be hosting an IRB workshop on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 between 12:10-2:00 pm in IHSH 3318 (Houston Campus) and Livestreamed. This session will include a brief discussion about Cayuse and the IRB process before launching into an in-depth discussion on informed consent process. We will use any remaining time to answer questions you might have about the process or your own IRB study. This workshop is open to all faculty (new and anyone needing a refresher), students, or staff who are interested in research involving human subjects. Faculty, please encourage any students planning to conduct human subjects research to attend. If you do not have a Cayuse account, please email your name, TWU email address, and department to Madhura Maiya at She will create an account for you in Cayuse prior to the workshop. The Houston IRB workshop materials may be viewed here.

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