Research with Human Subjects (IRB)

The California State University, Los Angeles Institutional Review Board-Human Subjects (IRB) reviews research conducted by Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff which involve the use of human subjects to ensure that the research is being conducted in a manner compliant with federal and Cal State LA policy. The purpose of IRB review is to assess risk to subjects and protect their rights as participants. A majority of research at Cal State LA is reviewed under the 2018 Requirements (2018 Revised Common Rule) per 45 CFR 46.

IRBNet Submission Process

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All investigators who will be part of the research must have their own IRBNet account and must complete an education and training program on the protection of human research subjects.

IRB Meeting Schedule

Requests for full committee review should be submitted on IRBNet at least 30 days prior to the next scheduled IRB meeting.

FALL 2023

  • Week 3: September 8, 2023
  • Week 4: September 15, 2023
  • Week 6: September 29, 2023
  • Week 8: October 13, 2023
  • Week 10: October 27, 2023
  • Week 13: November 17, 2023
  • Week 14: December 1, 2023


  • Week 2: February 2, 2024
  • Week 4: February 16, 2024
  • Week 6: March 1, 2024
  • Week 8: March 15, 2024
  • Week 10: March 29, 2024
  • Week 12: April 19, 2024
  • Week 14: May 3, 2024

IRB Essentials

  • An initial intake review of all applications will be conducted to ensure that the appropriate application and related study materials have been submitted.  Each type of IRB application has a slightly different review procedure.  If the proposed research will require full committee review, then please refer to the IRB Meeting Schedule for additional submission guidance.  Exempt and expedited applications are reviewed year-round. 

  • Students planning to conduct research with human subjects for their thesis or culminating project should consult with their faculty mentor to determine when to submit the IRB application.