Submission Process and Forms

New Study Approval and Submission:

For studies reviewed and approved by the UTHSCSA IRB After May 15, 2014:

(Applies to non-regulated, non-human, exempt, expedited or full board studies)

UTHSCSA IRB Study Submission Requirements: (

The UHS research office will receive IRB documents directly from the UTHSCSA IRB.

  • Forms required by UHS:                         
    • UHS Institutional Assurance/Supplemental Conditions
          PDF UHS Assurance Form
      DOC PDF Supplemental Conditions
          DOC UT Health SA Confidentiality Agreement Research Monitor
          DOC UT Health SA Employee Confidentiality Agreement for
              External Research Monitor

  • If applicable:    

Requirements for Research Personnel

  • Credentialing:
    • All personnel conducting research must be employed or credentialed with
      the University Health System. Students MAY be exempt from this requirement.
      Please contact the UHS Research Office for verification at (210)-743-6450 or

Research Scope of Practice (rScOP) form is required for the following personnel that will be interacting or intervening with living individuals:

  • Students (Medical, Nursing, Allied Health, etc.)
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Non-licensed MD
  • Research Assistants
  • Other Non-licensed professionals/personnel credentialed by UHS

Research Scope of Practice (RScOP) is not required for:

  • Licensed personnel credentialed by UHS (MD, RN, RRT, RPh, etc.)
  • UHS employees
  • Personnel not interacting or interviewing with living individuals or if your protocol
    is determined as exempt or a chart review study