Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The CSUF Institutional Review Board (CSUF IRB) is a university committee appointed by the CSUF President to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. All human subject research conducted at CSUF by faculty, staff and students must have an approved IRB protocol before the research can be conducted.
CSUF receives federal funding and agrees to adhere to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) regulations (45 CFR 46 ) for use of human subjects in research. In order to comply with the Department of Health and Human Services federal regulations regarding research involving human subjects, the university agrees that all CSUF protocols that involve human subjects will be reviewed for compliance with these regulations before each researcher begins data collection.
CSUF students, faculty or staff who conduct research involving human subjects, when such data will be available for generalized public knowledge and/or publication, require review and approval by CSUF IRB.
CSUF IRB utilizes Cayuse Institutional Review Board (IRB) system, for online submission and processing of human subject research studies (protocols) in accordance with CSU, federal, ethical, and regulatory standards.
More information on all submission process can be found in the IRB Basic Steps tab to the left.