Prior to entering your protocol, you should, as a user, have a basic understanding of the following:
|Functional Ability||Where you can obtain assistance|
|1. Uploading/attaching documents through a browser||TSU's OIT Help Desk (713-313-HELP)|
|2. Writing a "professional-looking" research request (protocol) and associated documents||Advisor; PI's committee; department faculty|
|3. Accessing/saving Acrobat (PDF) files||TSU's OIT Help Desk|
Before entering your protocol in TOPAZ, have the following documents, in electronic format, ready for uploading as separate files:
Do not attach documents that are not requested in TOPAZ. Give your documents appropriate filenames (i.e. for the instrument, name it survey_instrument) so the committee will be able to quickly recognize them. Only upload Microsoft Word or Acrobat files.
To assist with entering your protocol, you may view/download the flyer "Tips for Creating an Excellent Protocol".
Click on the link to see the committee (Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)) review process, depending on the protocol type:
|Research Study (protocol contains):||Committee:|
|Secondary (pre-existing) data||CPHS|
|Survey, interview, focus group|
|Benefit Service Program|
|Consumer Acceptance Studies|
|Public Officials or Candidates for Public Office|
Texas Southern University (TSU) welcomes the opportunity to be considered for external research studies. For those persons desiring to include TSU students, faculty or staff as part of a study, the procedures are outlined here. The process is done electronically, and acceptable document file types are Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.
Click on the link to download/complete the document.
On this page are documents and information that is designed to assist TSU investigators, both students and faculty alike. Where feasible, document templates are available for downloading and customizing for your protocol.