Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a university-wide standing committee whose members are appointed annually by UTD’s President. The IRB has the authority to review, approve, disapprove, or require changes in all research or related activities involving human participants. The Office of Research Compliance works directly with investigators and their administrative staff to facilitate submission of the required IRB documentation.


The primary mission of the IRB is to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of all human participants in research conducted by university faculty, staff, and students. The IRB review process is guided by federal and state regulations, university policy, and the Belmont Report. IRB members include faculty, staff, and community members (scientists and non-scientists) who, in the aggregate, possess a broad range of interests and expertise that correspond with the areas of research reviewed.

Sanaz Okhovat

Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance

972-883-4579 | AD 3.218

Amanda Miller

Institutional Review Board Manager

972-883-4575 | AD 3.204

Saki McCallister

IRB Specialist II

972-883-4577 | AD 3.218