IRB Basic Steps

Welcome to the CSUF Institutional Review Board (IRB).

IRBs help mitigate potential risks to participants, including their physical and psychological well-being, confidentiality and privacy, and autonomy, among others. CSUF requires IRB for all research involving human subjects, and the research cannot begin until the IRB has reached a determination.

The IRB Basic Steps will guide you through the process in determining if IRB is required for your study all the way through the approval process. Reviewing each of the steps above will prepare you with compiling the information you need to prepare your protocol, provide you with direction on how to submit a Cayuse IRB application, as well as guidance after you have received an initial approval on how to submit a request for a modification, renewal or closure.