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Winter Break Submission Deadline

The Office of Research Support will be closed for winter break on December 23, 2015 and will re-open on January 4, 2016.

All Exempt and Expedited protocol submissions received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 will be processed before the end of business on December 22, 2015.

If submissions are incomplete or require substantial revisions, the protocol may not be processed prior to the winter break. All efforts made to avoid waiting until the last day are appreciated.

Please contact your IRB Program Coordinator with questions.

Welcome to Human Subjects Research and IRB

Welcome to the Human Subjects and Institutional Review Board (IRB) home page for the Office of Research Support at The University of Texas at Austin. We recently updated our website and hope you enjoy our site's new look.

To learn more about the IRB and the administration of research ethics at The University of Texas at Austin visit our About page. You can learn more about what constitutes human subjects research at our What is human subjects research? page.

If you have been asked to participate in a study and have questions about your rights and the obligations of researchers our Research Participants pages are for you.

Our Faculty research page contains information for University faculty who wish to conduct human subjects research and our Student Researchers page has information for University student researchers.

Answers to questions about our office, the IRB application process, consent requirements, recruitment, and other questions are available on our FAQs page while our Special Topics pages provide information on a number of areas involving human subjects research.

Fully Accredited by AAHRPPTo submit a new IRB application, amendment, continuing review, or problem report visit IRBaccess. If you are experiencing problems with IRBacess our Step by Step Tips may help. Our User Guide contains a more exhaustive explanation of the IRBacess and the IRB application process. For an overview of the application process timeframe, visit our Timeline page. To view a current listing of Departmental Review Chairs visit our DRC Listing page.

As you work on your IRB application be sure to visit our Forms page which contains downloadable versions of most of the forms you will need for your IRB application.

To see a listing of currently scheduled IRB Meetings and submission deadlines go to the Meeting Dates and Deadlines page. IRBacessThe current roster of members of the IRB is available on the Members page. The IRB Policies and Procedures Manual contains current policies and procedures and is regularly updated to reflect new standards, regulations and University of Texas at Austin policy about human subjects research.

To learn more about IRB training requirements including the required 4-Part Human Subjects training go to our Training page. To access the CITI website through the The University of Texas at Austin portal visit