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

Denton IRB October 18, 2019: This training session focused on building, creating, and writing a consent form as well as recruitment materials (flyers, emails, scripts, etc.). The presentation materials from this session will be helpful for the building, creating, and writing of these documents. Also available as a resource from this workshop is Reference Sheet for Developing Recruitment and Consent Documents.

Houston IRB September 24, 2019: Houston IRB workshop materials are available as well as a recording of the Livestreamed workshop. This session included a brief discussion about Cayuse and the IRB process before launching into an in-depth discussion on informed consent process. 

Denton IRB: September 4, 2019: This session included a brief discussion of Cayuse and the IRB process before launching into an in-depth discussion on obtaining consent and the presentation materials are from this workshop are available here. 

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