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Institutional Review Board

All research using human subjects -- even paper-pencil questionnaires and surveys to collect data inside Tarleton -- must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Tarleton State University could suffer serious sanctions, including withdrawal of all federal funding, if the appropriate committee approval is not obtained before research begins.

Tarleton's IRB is registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Send the completed application to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) to the attention of Leah Bartelt at Box T-0015. She can be reached at (254) 968-9463 for questions.

How are IRB applications processed?

  1. Once received in the OSP, the applications are logged in and assigned a number.
  2. Applications are sent to the committee chair.
  3. The committee completes an initial review and determines if they are exempt, non-exempt, or expedited.
  4. Applicants are notified of the final results, typically two to four weeks after submission.

For questions, please contact Dr. Sally Lewis at or at (817) 926-1101 or directly from TSU, extension 7222.

Institutional Review Board Members

Committee for Human Subjects

  • Lewis, Sally - Chair
    • [Little, Bert; Styron, Kent - ex officio]
  • Burch, Gerald
  • Evans, Elaine
  • Gearhart, Chris
  • Haynes, Mike
  • Leach, Lesley
  • Little, Bert
  • Snider, Dwayne
  • Styron, Kent
  • Wittie, Roger

Committee for Laboratory Animal Use

  • Lambert, Barry - Chair
    • [Little, Bert; Styron, Kent - ex officio]
  • Hunter, Nancy - Community Rep
  • Pfau, Russell
  • Pierce, James
  • Sanderford, Max
  • Sudman, Phil
  • Zisk, John