Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Office of Research and Scholarship

× Updated COVID-19 and Research Guidance (Effective September 3, 2021) 

The purpose of the UT Tyler IRB is to review research proposals that involves human beings before the research is initiated to ensure 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.

IRB Contact:

Please contact the IRB Chair, David Pearson, with any questions regarding which form to submit.

Office of Human Research Protection Information

Training Modules: Protection of Human Subjects in Research

IMPORTANT: All PIs and co-investigators must complete CITI training before any IRB submissions are approved. Please visit the Training page for more details and login information.

IRB Handbook

Resources for IRB Members

IRB Forms

Resources for Researchers

2020-2021 IRB Members

  • David Pearson,  Ph. D., Chair Pharmacy
  • Carla Reichard, Ph.D., Assistant Director, ORS
  • Christopher Thomas, Ph.D., Education
  • Danice Greer,  Ph.D., Nursing
  • Fredericka Brown, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Lauren Kirby, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Leonard Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Neil Dong, Ph.D., Health and Kinesiology
  • Phillip Dancy, Ph.D. (External Member)
  • Richard Helfers, Ph.D., Social Sciences
  • Chris Frydenlund, Environmental Health and Safety (Ex-Officio)
  • Marina Astakhova, Ph.D., Management and Marketing
  • Chet Thomas, (External Member)
  • Ashleigh Day, Ph.D., Communication