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Human Subjects Research


New Mexico Tech's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research participants recruited to participate in research activities conducted at New Mexico Tech. The members who serve on the IRB are scientists and staff members from Tech, as well as non-affiliated members of the Socorro community.

Most of the human subjects research projects at NMT are eligible for either administrative or expedited review. The IRB meets as needed to review any projects that require full-board approval. All on-going research projects that involve human subjects are reviewed yearly, depending upon the level of risk.

IRB Procedure

What does the IRB do?

IRB Application Forms

*NEW* IRB Application 2024 - Fill out this form to request an IRB review of your research project. All supporting documentation must be attached to application before it is considered complete.

IRB Signature - Collect all relevant signatures (Faculty Advisor Assurance if applicable) and include the signed document along with the IRB application documentation

Informed Consent Requirements - Informed consent MUST always be sought from the participants in your research project. These pages describe what you must do to provide and obtain informed consent from your research subjects.  

Additional Forms

Modification Request - Use this form to request IRB approval of any modifications to your previously-approved research project.

Annual Renewal - Use this form to request an annual renewal of IRB approval for your multi-year project.

Adverse Event Reporting - Use this form to report unanticipated events or problems caused by or related to a human subject's participation in your research project. [Adverse events are extremely unlikely since NMT does not perform clinical research of any kind, but we make this form available as required by federal law.]



NMT's Official Policy on Human Subjects Research



Federal law requires that ALL PROJECT PERSONNEL be trained in human research ethics before they start projects involving human subjects research. Please take the online course and print your Certificate of Completion at the end. A copy of the Certificate should be attached to your IRB Application Form when you submit your project for IRB review.

CITI Program Online Training

  1. Go to http://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/
  2. Click on the "Register" 
  3. Under "Select Your Organization Affiliation" type in "New Mexico Consortium"
  4. Agree to the Term of Service and Privacy Policy
  5. Click to the box to affirm that you are an affiliate of New Mexico Consortium
  6. Click on "Continue to create your CITI Program Username/Password"
  7. Once you have created an account, you can view the courses offered through the New Mexico Consortium by clicking in “Learner Tools for New Mexico Consortium”.
  8. Select and complete the course(s) you need from the list below.
  9. Once you have completed the course(s), make sure you save your training certificate.
  10. NMT Human Subject Research Curriculum:
    1. You will want to select the " NMT" courses for who are; PI, Student, etc.:  
      1. NMT PIs
      2. NMT Social-Behavioral-Educational Researchers
      3. NMT Students/Post-Docs
      4. NMT IRB Members


NMT's Research Compliance division provides consultation and compliance services to researchers conducting or considering Human Subjects Research. Please direct questions or concerns regarding the NMT Human Subjects Research Program to irb@dailydosehealing.com.

Research Compliance Officer and IRB Administrator: Val Thomas - valerie.thomas@dailydosehealing.com or 575-835-5749