Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board of Texas A&M University - Central Texas is charged with overseeing all research conducted by the University to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects and support the institution's research mission. All research using human subjects -- even paper-pencil questionnaires and surveys to collect data inside TAMUCT -- must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Texas A&M University - Central Texas could suffer serious sanctions, including withdrawal of all federal funding, if the appropriate committee approval is not obtained before research begins.

TAMUCT's IRB is registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Completed applications for IRB approval are submitted to the Chair of the IRB.

 IRB meeting dates/times and locations

IRB Handbook

Submit a project

To submit a new project for approval, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the IRB Protocol Form found under Forms on the Resources tab on the left side of this page. Once all researchers have completed and digitally signed the protocol form, forward it to the Department Chair for review, approval, and digital signature. Once all required digital signatures and have been completed, submit the IRB Protocol to the IRB Chair ( If you have any difficulties with the form, email the IRB Chair for assistance.
  2. Attach copies of any consent forms, information sheets, surveys, and other relevant documents as well as all materials that the protocol form says to attach. Finally, include a copy of the certificate for CITI training for each investigator on the project. To assure consideration at the next IRB meeting, all materials MUST be submitted to the IRB Chair at least 5 business days prior to that meeting.  Materials submitted later than that will be reviewed at the discretion of the IRB Chair. Allow for up to 2-4 weeks for the IRB to process your application.

IRB Goals and Principles

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