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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

2016-17 IRB Members

  • Gloria Duke, Ph.D., Chair, Nursing
  • Leonard Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Danita Alfred, Ph.D., Nursing
  • Randall Ator (external member)
  • Dennis Combs, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Carla Reichard, Ph.D., ORS
  • David Strong, Ph.D., Literature & Languages
  • Justin Velten, Ph.D., Communication
  • John Mills (external member)
  • Wesley Hickey, Ph.D., College of Education & Psychology
  • David Pearson, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • Richard Helfers, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences
  • Fredericka Brown, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Howard Patterson, Ph.D., Student Affairs
  • Paula Tate,  Director, Environmental Health and Safety (Ex-Officio)
  • Angela Nuñez, ORS (Ex-Officio)
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