TTUHSC Research

Human Research Protection Program

IRB Administration

Administered through the TTUHSC Research Integrity office, TTUHSC IRBs review research involving human subjects. All human research studies are reviewed by the IRB before they begin and throughout the project to evaluate risks to subjects and compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies.

TTUHSC has a Federal-Wide Assurance (FWA) # 00006767 with the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the rights and welfare of participants involved in research affiliated with this institution.

Two TTUHSC IRBs serve three campuses. For contact information, board membership, and submission deadlines select your campus below.

   AAHRPP Accreditation 

Lubbock / Odessa (IRB # 1 - 00000096)

Amarillo (IRB # 2 - 00000097)


Questions or Comments? -


                           Human Research Protection Program Manual

Human Research Protection Program Manual

 Revised 7/11/2017 - Summary of Revisions

For TTUHSC Investigators Conducting Research at UMC Lubbock:  

There is a new process in place by which research projects conducted at UMC by TTUHSC faculty are being approved.  For your reference, the Flow Sheet found here delineates the process.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Ann Purdom, MSN, RN, OCN
Director of Clinical Research University Medical Center
602 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79415
(806) 775-8585 -

For TTUHSC Investigators Conducting Research at Covenant in Lubbock:

TTUHSC faculty conducting minimal risk research at Covenant Medical Center/Covenant Children's, or using their medical records should utilize the process described here for single IRB review of the project.  Note that the TTUHSC IRB will not be able to provide final approval of the project until all St. Joseph Health requirements have been met.