Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

The HRPP serves Texas A&M including Texas A&M Health and all of its locations, the School of Law, as well as branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar. It provides support and resources to both Institutional Review Boards and the research community.

HRPP Guidance During COVID-19

HR03-11-2021 TOOL In-Person Human Research During Covid

HR04-11-2021 Participant Acknowledgement In-Person Human Research Covid

Steps to Obtain Institutional Review Board Approval

  1. Is it Human Subject Research
  2. What to Submit
  3. How to Submit
  4. After you Submit
  5. After Approval

Program Information

If you have questions about whether an activity is human research, contact the Human Research Protection Program. A written determination will be provided when the request is submitted through the electronic system, iRIS. Determinations are not issued through emails or phone calls.

Zoom Office Hours

Need help with your IRB submissions? Schedule a help session with your IRB contact. Zoom appointments are available: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To find your IRB contact click here:  My IRB Contact

Voice a Concern

If you have a complaint, concern, or question about a research study or about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Human Research Protection Program:

  • irb@tamu.edu
  • 979.458.4067 
  • 1.855.795.8636 toll free
  • 979.862.3176 fax

You can also submit a human subjects research concern form or submit a report to Texas A&M EthicsPoint.