Regulatory Training for Scholarly Activities
For all Scholarly Activities located at UTRGV and all affiliated clinical sites (DHR, VBMC, MMC, Knapp):
Students should consult their faculty mentor before engaging in any UTRGV regulatory training (CITI, IRB, IACUC, IBC, etc.) to ensure that appropriate modules are taken for specific projects.
Please note, that we require documentation that you have received IRB or IACUC approval prior to starting your project. For any study that is exempt from IRB approval, we require documentation of this exempt status.
To request exempt status from IRB, please fill out the following "Request for Determination - Non-Regulated Research" form and submit to the IRB via email. (IRB@utrgv.edu)
All human subjects research conducted by UTRGV investigators (Faculty, Residents, Staff and Students) must be approved by the UTRGV Institutional Review Board (IRB). The UTRGV IRB will be responsible for providing oversight of the research and will serve as the IRB of record. Researchers remain responsible for requesting authorization from affiliated clinical sites (often referred as “Site Permission”) to conduct the proposed study at their facilities or with their patients. Such approval must be secured before the beginning of the research and documented on the UTRGV IRB records.
For campus-wide research policies: UTRGV Forms, Policies and Guidelines
To keep up-to-date on SOM Research, visit the Office of the Associate Dean of Research