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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Office of Research and Technology Transfer

The purpose of the UT Tyler IRB is to review research proposals that involves human beings before the research is initiated in order to facilitate ethically-conducted research for the protection of human subjects. Proposals are reviewed based on the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report: beneficence, justice, and respect for persons. The principles are reflected as standards of practice in the Code of Federal Regulations established by the Department of Health and Human Resources, Title 45.

Office of Human Research Protection Information

Training Modules: Protection of Human Subjects in Research

IMPORTANT: All PIs and Co-Investigators must complete the following on-line training modules before any IRB submissions are approved.

IRB Handbook

Information for IRB Members

Download Complete Handbook: PDF

IRB Forms

Please contact the IRB Chair, Dr. Gloria Duke, with any questions regarding which form to submit.

2015-16 IRB Members

  • Gloria Duke, PhD, Chair, Nursing
  • Leonard Brown, PhD, Computer Science
  • Danita Alfred, PhD,  Nursing
  • Randall Ator (external member)
  • Dennis Combs, PhD,  Psychology
  • Carla Reichard, PhD, ORTT
  • David Strong, PhD, Literature & Languages
  • Andrew Schmitt, PhD, Psychology
  • Justin Velten, PhD, Communication
  • Rauf Arif, PhD, Communication
  • Wesley Hickey, PhD, College of Education & Psychology
  • David Pearson, PhD, College of Pharmacy
  • Richard Helfers, PhD College of Arts and Sciences
  • Fredericka Brown, PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • Howard Patterson, PhD Student Affairs