Institutional Review Board

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The federally mandated Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinates with the Human Subjects Protection Program to assure the protection of human research participants and to ensure Texas A&M University's compliance with the laws and regulations governing human subject research. Any such research conducted by Texas A&M faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved prior to being initiated. Also, any other party wishing to conduct research using Texas A&M employees or students as subjects must secure authorization prior to recruiting participants.

The IRB reports to the University's institutional official (Vice President for Research) and serves Texas A&M researchers, staff and educators.

For any questions about IRB services for your research or teaching, contact your research administrator.

In addition, the Office of Research Compliance provides additional information and resources to help investigators with human subjects research: