Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry complies with regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services for the protection of human subjects involved in research. All individuals engaged in human subjects research that is sponsored by Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry; conducted by or under the direction of any faculty, staff, student, or agent of Texas A&M University Baylor College in connection with his or her institutional responsibilities; conducted by or under the direction of any employee or agent of Texas A&M University Baylor College; using any property or facility of Texas A&M University Baylor College; or involved in the use of Texas A&M University Baylor College’s non-public information to identify or contact human research participants or prospective participants, must submit an application to the (IRB) prior to commencement of any research activities.
In conjunction with the federally mandated IRB, the Office of Research Compliance's Human Subjects Protection Program works to assure the protection of human research participants and to ensure Texas A&M University Baylor College's compliance with the laws and regulations governing human subject research. Any such research conducted by Texas A&M University Baylor College faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved prior to being initiated.
If you are unsure whether your project requires approval, contact either the IRB Chair or the Program Coordinator in the Research Office.
Emet Schneiderman, PhD
HSC-BCD Institutional Review Board Chair
IRB meetings are usually held on the 4th Thursday of each month except for November and December when the meetings are scheduled one week earlier due to holiday closings. Protocols should be submitted a minimum of 10 working days prior to the meeting date.
Meetings may be rescheduled due to member availability.