Basic Information / Deadlines

IRB Review 

Only RESEARCH involving HUMAN SUBJECTS must be reviewed by the IRB. If you are not sure if your project meets the definition of research or involves human subjects, click here for more information. In addition, federal guidelines allow studies to be reviewed at different levels (exempt, expedited, or full review) depending on the risks and population of subjects involved. Allow one to two weeks for a response for exempt reviews, two to three weeks for expedited reviews, and two weeks from the meeting date for full board reviews. Please expect a slight delay in processing times during the summer and breaks.

Campus IRBs
TWU has established an IRB for each campus (Denton, Dallas, and Houston). Use the links below to view the committee membership for each campus as well as the deadline and meeting dates for each campus. 

Denton IRB:  Committee Membership  Deadlines and Meeting Dates
Dallas IRB:  Committee Membership Deadlines and Meeting Dates
Houston IRB:  Committee Membership  Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Resources and Guidances

Guidance: Obtaining Student Data & Contacting Students 
Guidance: Data Management and Integrity in Human Research
IRB Guidance for Virtual Alternatives to Face-to-Face Interactions

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

NIH Belmont Report 
International Compilation of Human Research Standards

Confidentiality Agreement Form


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