About Us
(Federal Wide Assurance #: FWA00001224)

University of Texas at El Paso has one IRB responsible for protecting human subjects who participate in research. The IRB provides review and oversight for all human subjects research activities performed on the campus;

  • by University of Texas at El Paso faculty, staff, or students on or off campus; and
  • by all other facilities under the purview of UTEP IRB
  • All review procedures meet or exceed the requirements set forth in 45 CFR 46

The UTEP IRB convenes monthly during the fall and spring semesters and only if needed during summer. 

The IRB is pleased to announce the adoption of the industry leading IRBNet suite of tools, bringing electronic protocol management, on-line submissions, and many other important features to the University of Texas at El Paso research community. All research studies submitted for IRB review at UTEP must be submitted online via IRBNet .

Contact Us
Christina Ramirez
Phone: 915-747-7693
Kelly Hall, 7th Floor East

Athena Fester, MS,BS,CCRP
Email: afester@utep.edu
Phone: 915-747-8841
Kelly Hall, 712A

Dr. Lorraine Torres, Ed.D.,MS, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Clinical Laboratory Science Program Director
College of Health Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968
Phone: 915-747-7282
Email: lorit@utep.edu

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