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.
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).
IRB Education News &
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)
to find out what other documents are required for a complete
"To the extent allowed
This phrase MUST appear on all consent forms
promising confidentiality (i.e., data will be kept confidential
to the extent allowed by law)
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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
or contact Natalie Del Rio at (657)-278-7640.