Investigator Resources

The Human Research Protection Program provides a variety of tools to the Texas A&M research community.


General information regarding human research protections and relevant federal regulations and guidance is incorporated into the required human protections training.

Investigator Manual

The Investigator Manual is designed to guide you through policies and procedures related to the conduct of human research that are specific to this institution.


The Human Research Protection Program has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), checklists, worksheets, and templates for use by the research community.

Online Application Submission System

The Human Research Protection Program uses iRIS, a web-based system for application submission and real-time submission tracking of all of the research applications that are submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The system also functions as a document repository, providing investigators with easy access to submission records and study documents.

Convened IRB Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Review Boards convene at least once a month. The Texas A&M IRB meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month. The College of Dentistry IRB meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Meetings may be rescheduled due to holiday closings or due to member availability. Please consult our meeting calendar for up to date meeting schedules.