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Committee For the Protection of Human Subjects

Setting up a Guest Account

Collaborators who do not have a UTHealth Account (Userid and Password) but require access to iRIS will need to apply for a UT guest account.

Step 1 - Identify a sponsor. In order to apply for a guest account, an individual needs to be sponsored by someone who is an employee of UT-Houston. The "sponsor" is usually the faculty person with whom the "guest" has a research relationship. If there is no logical person to be the “sponsor,” potential guests working with human subjects should contact the IRB Director, Cynthia Edmonds at Potential guests working with  animals should contact the AWC Research Compliance Manager, Meredith Moore at Guests need to submit the following information to the sponsor:  Guest Account Request Form

Step 2Security Awareness Training.  All guest users are now required to review the UTHealth Guest Information Security Awareness Information sheet located at (this link is also included on the Guest Account Policy web page). The training takes less than five (5) minutes.

Step 3 - Validate Identity.  If you have access to a notary, the following forms need to be completed and submitted to Barbara Legate at 7000 Fannin St., Suite 1870, Houston, TX 77030.

If you do NOT have access to a notary, you will need to be “validated” by signing the Information Resources Security Acknowledgement form in front of an authorized individual at UTHealth.  Barbara Legate can assist in this matter (713-500-3470 or or a list of other identity verification centers is available.

Step 4Forwarding e-mails from UTHealth to your personal e-mail account.  If you were personally validated by someone other than Barbara Legate, contact her (713.500.3470 or to have your e-mail forwarded to your personal e-mail account.

General information about the Guest account process is located here:

CPHS HELPLINE   713-500-7943
iRIS HELPLINE    713-500-7960
UTHealth’s Compliance Hotline (1-888-472-9868)

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Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
6410 Fannin, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone 713.500.7943
Fax     713.500.7951

IRIS Support 713.500.7960







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