Research with Human Subjects (IRB)

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.

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  • Request for Convened (Full) Committee (more than minimal risk) applications should be submitted to ORSCA at least 30 days prior to the IRB meeting (see the IRB Meeting Schedule).

  • Exempt and Expedited applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

  • IMPORTANT: Students planning to conduct research for a thesis or culminating project involving human subjects must submit their applications no later than week 4 of the semester prior to anticipated graduation. For example, a student intending to graduate during Spring Semester 2017 would submit the application by week 4 of Fall Semester 2016.

Contact Information
Elia Amaro, M.S.A.
Research Support Services Coordinator
Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
Golden Eagle Building 314

Claire Bakewell, M.P.A.
Research Support Analyst
Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
Golden Eagle Building 314