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UTA Research

Human Subjects - IRB

The University of Texas at Arlington, by action of the President, has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review human subject research. This board is supported by Regulatory Services. The IRB reviews all research involving human subjects 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).

The University of Texas at Arlington's Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number is FWA00001762, expiring June 15, 2023.

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 IRB shall review, approve the initiation of, and conduct periodic review and monitoring of research involving human subjects.

Profiles IRB - Online Submission System: 

Please visit the electronic IRB submission system at to submit all IRB applications, modifications, & continuing reviews.

Visit our page on Submitting an IRB Protocol for detailed steps on the UTA IRB protocol application process!

Report a Human Subjects Research Concern: 

You can report your concern or issue anonymously at:

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

Have Questions?

For questions regarding IRB, policies, or protocol
submissions and departmental/classroom IRB training
opportunities, please contact
Alyson Stearns at 817-272-1173 or

Join us for IRB Office Hours!
Visit the Center for Innovation (202 E Border St)
Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:00AM without an appointment.