Request to conduct Human Subjects Research by External Researchers
Unaffiliated researchers who are interested in conducting research involving the University of Texas at El Paso, its students, faculty, or staff must request permission from the UTEP IRB.
Documentation must be provided from the researcher’s home institution institutional review board.
A UTEP faculty or staff member sponsor is required if the researcher wishes to collect data on the UTEP campus.
The IRB Chair or his/her designee will review the request from the external researcher to determine if UTEP’s IRB will accept the IRB approval of the researcher’s home institution. The IRB reserves the right to request that the protocol go to the UTEP IRB for review and approval, should the Chair decide that the nature of the study requires the independent scrutiny of the UTEP IRB to protect its students and employees.
For questions or additional information, please contact the IRB Administrator at 915-747-7693 or by email at IRB.ORSP@utep.edu.