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CSUF Federalwide Assurance No. FWA00015384 has been approved by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and is valid until 2/4/2013.  You will find this approval listed at the OHRP website.  Funding agencies use this website to verify that an institution holds an active OHRP-approved FWA.

California State University Fullerton (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) 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.

Research means a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Activities which meet this definition constitute research for purposes of this policy, whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program which is considered research for other purposes. For example, some demonstration and service programs may include research activities. 45 CFR 46.102(d).
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100% Mastery Score Required on Tutorial to meet educational requirement as a new PI. (Please submit a copy of your completed test (i.e., certification page showing test results) along with your IRB application (effective 9/4/02)

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

"To the extent allowed by law"
This phrase MUST appear on all consent forms promising confidentiality (i.e., data will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by law)

Full Committee Applications = original plus 15

Exempt = original plus 1

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

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 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.

NSF Requirement for Responsible Conduct of Research Training, effective January 4, 2010

To check on the status of a submitted application, please email or contact Natalie Del Rio at (657)-278-7640.


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