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Human Subjects - IRB

The University of Texas at Arlington, by action of the President, has established an institutional review board to review human subject research. This board is supported by Regulatory Services. The IRB reviews research that is conducted or supported by the University of Texas at Arlington 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. The University of Texas at Arlington maintains an approved Federalwide Assurance (FWA) of Compliance with the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP).

Mission Statement

The mission of the UTA IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects at the University of Texas at Arlington. To accomplish this, the IRBs shall review, approve the initiation of, and conduct periodic review and monitoring of research involving human subjects.

SMART IRB - Online Submission System: 

Please visit the online submission system at: 
for submitting your IRB protocol for review electronically.

Contact the Office of Regulatory Services for assistance or additional information: 817-272-3723 or


Have Questions?

For questions regarding IRB
 policies or protocol
and departmental/classroom 
IRB training
 please contact
Mary-Colette Lybrand at
 817-272-9329 or

IRB open office hours are now available! 
Visit the Center for Innovation (202 E Border St)
 Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:00AM without an appointment.