Welcome to Institutional Review Board (IRB) at California State University, Fullerton

California State University (CSUF) Institutional Review Board ("CSUF IRB") is a University committee appointed by the President to review and safeguard the use of human participants in research pursuant to Federal Code of Regulations (45 CFR 46).

CSUF receives federal funding and has agreed to adhere to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)Opens in new window regulations for use of human subjects in research and has signed an assurance letter with the Department of Health and Human Services that all CSUF protocols which involve human subjects will be reviewed for compliance with these regulations before each researcher collects data.

CSUF students, faculty or staff who conduct research involving human services when such data will be available for generalized public knowledge and/or publication requires review and approval by CSUF IRB.

Click here to find out what other documents are required for a complete submission.

CSUF IRB accepts applications year round. Determination of how your application will be reviewed is made AFTER you have submitted your application to the CSUF IRB office. IRB Applications must be submitted and approved prior to collecting data.

CSUF IRB applications are reviewed at three levels: Exempt, Expedited and Full Committee. If a project cannot be reviewed through either the "Exempt" or "Expedited" categories, we will notify you of the date your application is set for Full Committee review. If your attendance is required at a full committee meeting, you will be notified prior to the meeting by a primary reviewer.

The CSUF IRB full committee review meetings are held the 2nd Friday of each month. Applications that require full committee review should be submitted prior to the submission deadlines for full committee review.

All California State Univerity employees are mandated reporters under California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA").Opens in new window

To check on the status of a submitted application, please email irb@fullerton.edu or contact Theresa Tuckman at (657) 278-7640.

CSUF Federalwide Assurance No. FWA00015384 has been approved by the office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and is valid until 2/8/2018. You will find this approval listed at the OHRP websiteOpens in new window. Funding agencies use this website to verify that an institution holds and Active OHRP-approved FWA.