Investigator Manual

The Investigator Manual is designed to guide investigators through the policies and procedures relating to the conduct of Human Research that are specific to Texas A&M University.

HRPP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

University Rules & Standard Administrative Procedures (SAPs)

Additional Resources

Research Ethics

Information about the ethical codes that serve as the foundation for the conduct of research with human participants may be found here:


Regulatory Agencies

Many federal agencies have specific regulations or requirements with regard to research with human participants.

Office for Human Research Protections - (OHRP)


Food and Drug Administration - (FDA)


Comparison of FDA and OHRP Regulations

International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)


National Institutes of Health - (NIH)


National Science Foundation - (NSF)


Department of Defense (DoD)




HIPAA and Texas House Bill 300


International Research


Conducting Research outside of the U.S. (general guidelines on over 100 countries)


Conducting Human Research in QATAR

Human Research conducted in Qatar must be reviewed by a Qatari IRB. For more information please contact TAMU HRPP or TAMUQ to guide you through the process.