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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Office of Research and Scholarship

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.

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

Download Complete Handbook: PDF

IRB Forms

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

Resources for Researchers

2018-2019 IRB Members

  • Gloria Duke, Ph.D., Chair, Nursing
  • Carla Reichard, Ph.D., ORS
  • Carlos Ortiz (External Member)
  • Christopher Thomas, Ph.D., Education
  • Danita Alfred, Ph.D., Nursing
  • David Pearson, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • David Strong, Ph.D., Literature & Languages
  • Dennis Combs, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Emily Scheinfeld, Ph.D., College of Arts & Sciences
  • Fredericka Brown, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Howard Patterson, Ph.D., Student Affairs
  • Lauren Kirby, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Leonard Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Neil Dong, Ph.D., College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Osama Shoair, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • Phillip Dancy, Ph.D. (External Member)
  • Richard Helfers, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences
  • Wesley Hickey, Ph.D., College of Education & Psychology
  • Barbara Bextine, ORS (Ex-Officio)
  • Paula Tate, Director, Environmental Health and Safety (Ex-Officio)
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