Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Office of Research and Scholarship

× Updated COVID-19 and Research Guidance (Effective September 3, 2021) 

The purpose of the UT Tyler IRB is to review research proposals that involves human beings before the research is initiated to ensure ethically-conducted research for the protection of human subjects. Proposals are reviewed based on the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report: beneficence, justice and respect for persons. The principles are reflected as standards of practice in the Code of Federal Regulations established by the Department of Health and Human Resources, Title 45.


New Information as of 3/1/2022

As the UT Tyler IRB and HSC IRB continue their integration of programs, we will begin transitioning from Cayuse to IRBManager as the unified online IRB management platform.

Like Cayuse, IRBManager is an online submission and protocol management system. All IRB work will be captured in this program.

Effective March 1, 2022, all NEW USER Account Requests for human subjects research will be generated in IRBManager. Submission forms are being aligned so that the continuity of questions in Cayuse are mirrored in IRBManager.

Effective April 1, 2022, all NEW INITIAL Submissions will be completed in IRBManager as the new study creation function in Cayuse will be disabled.

All currently approved studies will continue to be managed in Cayuse until further notice.


For additional information about the IRB Integration, Cayuse, IRBManager, IRB Review Process, and New User Accounts, please click here.


IRB Contacts:

IRB Forms

Resources for Researchers

Training Modules: Protection of Human Subjects in Research

IMPORTANT: All PIs and co-investigators must complete CITI training before any IRB submissions are approved. Please visit the Training page for more details and login information.

IRB Handbook

Office of Human Research Protection Information

Resources for IRB Members

IRB Members

  • David Pearson, Ph.D.,Pharmacy; IRB Chair
  • Christopher Thomas, Ph.D., Education
  • Danice Greer,  Ph.D., Nursing
  • Fredericka Brown, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Lauren Kirby, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Leonard Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Neil Dong, Ph.D., Health and Kinesiology
  • Phillip Dancy, Ph.D. (External Member)
  • Richard Helfers, Ph.D., Social Sciences
  • Marina Astakhova, Ph.D., Management and Marketing
  • Chet Thomas, (External Member)
  • Ashleigh Day, Ph.D., Communication