Welcome to the UTHealth School of Public Health Office of Research. There are several steps in the student research process. Here you will find a general overview of the research process as well as detailed instructions and forms for submitting your proposal, formatting your CE, thesis or dissertation, getting IRB approval, and finding funding for your project.
Your advisor or the Office of Research are always available to answer your questions on next steps in the process.
CLICK BELOW to download all of the CE/Thesis/Dissertation proposal forms, plus submission instructions:
CITI - Human Subjects Training Requirement
UTHealth Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (UTHealth IRB)
iRIS - Online Application for UTHealth IRB approval
iRIS Training - Optional training for completing an iris application
The Templates and Template Checklist below are provided to assist you in formatting the pages of your CE/Thesis/Dissertation with correct margins, font style, page numbering and other style details. The Templates and Template Checklist can be used, if desired, to format the CE/Thesis/Dissertation proposal (optional). The Templates and Template Checklist are required to be used to format the final CE/Thesis/Dissertation document (required).
Two templates are available: without Journal Article, or with Journal Article(s). Students should work with their CE/thesis/dissertation committee to decide which template is appropriate. More information about the proposal content and submission process is provided in the CE/Thesis/Dissertation Guides and elsewhere at: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/.
The Template Checklist (below) provides written guidance and instructions for correct formatting. This checklist should be used as a companion to the templates, and it must be used when choosing not to create the final document using the actual templates (for example, when using LaTex or another program besides Word).
Since your proposal will eventually become the beginning chapters of your final WCE/thesis/dissertation, you are encouraged (but not required) to use the templates for formatting the proposal. More information about the proposal content and submission process is provided in the CE/Thesis/Dissertation Guides and elsewhere at: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/. If you choose to use the templates for formatting the proposal, please omit the following sections, which are only included in the final CE/thesis/dissertation:
Students are required to use correct formatting for the final WCE/thesis/dissertation. MPH and MS students should work with their advisor and CE/thesis committee to format the final document using the Template Checklist and Templates above. After the CE/thesis committee has approved the final document, students will upload an electronic copy of the final document to the ProQuest online repository. The Office of Research will review the final document online, after the final submission deadline date. For submission deadlines, please see “Important Dates” on the Student Research page: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/ For more information about how to submit the final CE/Thesis, please visit the Office of Student Affairs page at: https://sph.uth.edu/current-students/planning-to-graduate/
DrPH and PhD students are required to submit an electronic draft of the final dissertation to the Office of Research for a format review prior to submitting their printed, final dissertation. Students will also upload an electronic copy of their final dissertation to the ProQuest online repository, after the dissertation committee has approved the final document. For final submission deadlines, please see “Important Dates” on the Student Research page at: https://sph.uth.edu/research/student-research/ For more information about submitting the final dissertation, please visit the Office of Student Affairs page at: https://sph.uth.edu/current-students/planning-to-graduate/