Human Subjects in Research

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Learn the steps to receive approval for research with human subjects at Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M complies with regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services for the protection of human subjects involved in research. All individuals engaged in human subjects research that is sponsored by Texas A&M; conducted by or under the direction of any faculty, staff, student, or agent of Texas A&M in connection with his or her institutional responsibilities; conducted by or under the direction of any employee or agent of Texas A&M; using any property or facility of Texas A&M; or involved in the use of Texas A&M’s non-public information to identify or contact human research participants or prospective participants, must submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to commencement of any research activities.

In conjunction with the federally mandated IRB, the Office of Research Compliance's Human Subjects Protection Program works to assure the protection of human research participants and to ensure Texas A&M'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.