Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Ascension Seton and UT Health Science Institutional Review Board (HS IRB) are the IRBs of record for all human subject research that takes place in Ascension Seton facilities including Dell Children’s Medical Center. The IRB aims to ensure the protection of human research subjects through the oversight and ethical review of human research studies while providing leadership and education for the local research community.

In compliance with Federal law and institutional policy, all research projects involving human subjects or human material must be reviewed and approved by the IRB and are subject to the policies and procedures of the IRB of record.

The UT HS IRB will commence in late 2017. All investigators with a faculty appointment at UT, regardless of institution of employment, are required to use the UT HS IRB. 

Students, residents, fellows, and other trainees will be required to have a Faculty Sponsor for their IRB Submission. UT affiliated investigators will find information in the IRB Application Process Guide.

Ascension Seton staff or student investigators without UT affiliation should contact Ascension Seton Research Administration for guidance.