Supports the IRBs operated by the Health Science Center.
The Office of the Institutional Review Board (OIRB) is an administrative support office for the UT Health SA Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). An IRB is a federally-mandated committee that serves to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The IRB reviews all research projects conducted by agents of UT Health San Antonio that involve humans, identifiable data about or biospecimens from living humans prior to the commencement of the research study. The UT Health SA IRBs are accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Services the OIRB provides to researchers include:
Assistance with IRB application submissions (including amendments and annual continuing review reports)
Applications for using the UT Health SA IRB as a single IRB for a multicenter study
Guidance regarding FDA regulations and research involving FDA-regulated test articles
Assistance with appropriate reporting of unexpected issues that arise during the execution of human research studies