Office of Clinical Research (OCR)

External IRB Requests

new clinical trial submission process
Clinical trials must be reviewed and cleared by the Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
before the research application can be submitted to the OCR.


UTHSCSA has negotiated several Agreements that may be applicable when UTHSCSA researchers are involved in collaborative research.


If you are utilizing an external IRB for the first time, contact the OCR staff prior to submitting (210-567-8555 or


UT System Wide Agreement
National Cancer Institute Central IRB
Greater Plains Collaborative IRB
National Dental PBRN Central IRB
Western IRB
Other External IRB    


Always return to this website to create new submissions to ensure you are using the most current forms.   The use of additional external IRBs are under negotiation.  This website will be updated as they become available.