IRB - Institutional Review Board

Our compliance section ensures Sam Houston State University is responsible for federal, state, and local regulations regarding research.

Before ANY in-person data collection can begin, you must have IRB approval specifically for the conduct of this type of research.
Please see the IRB response page for COVID-19

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Revised Common Rule became effective on January 21st, 2019. This may impact your research. Please click this link for more information.

Effective Monday, July 27, 2020, the IRB will be hosting permanent online office hours from 12-2 on Zoom Monday through Thursday.
To access Zoom during the IRB's office hours, click here. Just in case, here is the meeting ID: 712-632-8951. SEE YOU ON ZOOM FROM 12-2 MONDAY-THURSDAY!

Institutional Review Board

The mission of the SHSU IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects conducted or supported by SHSU. To accomplish this, the IRB shall review, approve the initiation of, conduct periodic review, and monitor research involving human subjects.
Contact ORSP for assistance or additional information at 936-294-4875 or