Skip to Content

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research projects that involve in person research activities have special requirements as outlined in the IRB Checklist. The IRB has developed guidelines to assist researchers on minimizing participant risks that should be addressed in the Kuali system. It is also the expectation that all researchers follow current federal and state guidelines. (CDC guidelines, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas State Student Health Center)
If you need assistance please contact the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance office at 512-245-2314




Texas State University, by action of the President, has established an institutional review board (IRB) to review human subject research. This board is supported by Research Integrity and Compliance(RIC). The IRB reviews research that is conducted or supported by the Texas State University faculty, students or staff in order to determine that the rights and welfare of the human subjects are adequately protected. The IRB is guided by the ethical principles described in the 'Belmont Report' and by the regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46. Texas State maintains an approved Federal wide Assurance (FWA00000191) of Compliance with the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas State IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects conducted or supported by Texas State University. To accomplish this, the IRB shall review, approve the initiation of, conduct periodic review, and monitor research involving human subjects.

Contact Research Integrity and Compliance for assistance or additional information at 512-245-2334 or