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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

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