Human Research Protections Program


The Health Science Center at UT Tyler (HSC) Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of research participants, as well as ensuring excellent scientific research is conducted ethically and in compliance with all federal, state, local regulations, and institutional policies.

What we do

All human-participant research conducted by HSC faculty, staff and/or students on behalf of HSC or its affiliates is overseen by the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) department. The following responsibilities are within the scope of HRPP:

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB): Research reviewed by one of the two HSC IRBs
  • RELIANCE/sIRB REVIEW: Collaborative research reviewed by a single IRB (either HSC IRB or a non-HSC IRB).
  • TRAINING: The HRPP offers both required and optional training opportunities for researchers and the research community.
  • MONITORING/AUDITS: The HRPP works closely with the Compliance and Privacy Programs at the health science center and its affiliates to identify educational opportunities, implement best practices, and institute systemic improvement.