Research Involving Human Subjects
Regulations, Procedures, and Application Guidelines
If a research project involves human subjects, approval must be obtained from the California State University, Los Angeles Institutional Review Board-Human Subjects (IRB) prior to beginning the project. This applies to all kinds of projects, including biomedical, behavioral, survey, and educational projects, and it includes both funded and unfunded research projects by faculty, staff and students. The purpose of the review is to assess risk to and protect the rights of human research subjects, in accordance with federal regulations. For more detailed information about the IRB and its procedures, you may download the IRB Regulations, Procedures and Application Guidelines below.
Education and Training Requirement
All researchers, including all key personnel on grants, faculty advisers, campus sponsors, and on-site translators, must complete an education and training program on the protection of human research subjects. This requirement can be satisfied by completing the online tutorial available by clicking on the link below. Certification of completion (emailed quiz score) must accompany each new application for IRB review. Certification is valid for three years.
Online Tutorial: This tutorial is used with the permission of the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is not responsible or liable for the content or use of this tutorial. Any reference to the University of Minnesota in this tutorial should be disregarded by the user. (The module to create a consent form is no longer connected to the University of Minnesota and is not operational.)
For more information contact:
Jason Shiotsugu, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Office of Research Development