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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an appropriately constituted administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects or patients recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the Texas A&M International University faculty, employees, graduate, and undergraduate students or using members of the Texas A&M International community as subjects and regardless of the source of funding. In accordance with the regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS,Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)), the IRB has the authority to review and approve, require modifications in, or disapprove all research activities involving humans that fall within its jurisdiction.

As mandated by our Federal Wide Assurance with the federal government (45 CFR 46) and TAMU System Policy 15.99.01, all research projects involving human subjects, conducted by Texas A&M International University (or other agency of The Texas A&M International University) faculty, employees, graduate students, undergraduate students or postdoctoral fellows or using members of the Texas A&M International University Community as subjects (regardless of the source of funding), must be approved by the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Any outside agency performing research using Texas A&M International University facilities and using members of the Texas A&M International University community will first seek approval of the Texas A&M International University IRB.

The guiding principles for such research are based on The Belmont Report - Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, April 18, 1979).

 

IRB CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Jennifer Coronado: IRB Chair
irb@tamiu.edu
956-326-3060
ZSC 223F

Celeste Kidd: IRB Committee Member
irb@tamiu.edu
956-326-3028
KLM 326

Zoila Franco-Hinojosa: IRB Support Staff
irb@tamiu.edu
956-326-3025
KLM 326