UTHealth and the Department of Health & Human Services have a signed Federal Wide Assurance Document (FWA #00000667) defining the obligation of the University to be certain that the rights and welfare of human subjects of research are protected, and the role that the CPHS plays in fulfilling this obligation. Human subject’s research is defined as research involving human subjects, human derived materials, or human derived data. All human subjects research, funded and unfunded, must be reviewed and approved by the UTHealth CPHS before it is initiated if it falls in one of the following categories:
Members of CPHS receive and review research protocols electronically via the Internet Research Information System (IRIS). Once submissions are received, it is the task of the committee members to assess the following prior to approval of the submission:
All human subjects research, except exempt research, receives ongoing monitoring by the CPHS appropriate to the level of risk involved, but in every instance at least annually.
All modifications to approved research protocols must be submitted to the CPHS for review and approval prior to implementation.
CPHS HELPLINE 713-500-7943
iRIS HELPLINE 713-500-7960
UTHealth’s Compliance Hotline (1-888-472-9868)
IRIS Support 713.500.7960