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Institutional Review Board

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is committed to the protection of human subjects in research. To assist with this goal, the University has designated a Human Subjects Committee (also called the Institutional Review Board, or IRB) to review proposals for research involving human subjects. The Committee evaluates the research only in terms of its compliance with ethical standards regarding the treatment of subjects. While individual researchers are ultimately responsible for their practices, the Committee's review is designed to provide objective input as another level of protection for the subjects. In addition, the independent review by the Committee is of benefit to those who could be held accountable for the research practices -- the researchers and the University.




07 Aug '14: The E-IRB has launched! We are excited to announce that the new electronic system for submitting protocols called the e-IRB is active as of today! Click on the “Basic Instructions to the e-IRB” tab to begin.

We want to remind all investigators that it is important to review the “Creating a New Protocol” training document and FAQ’s section before entering the e-IRB.

The IRB office staff knows that with the launch of the eIRB  users will have questions and we are ready to help. Send an email to to submit any questions or to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your support!

14 Jul '14: The roll-out date for the new electronic version of the protocol submission, review, and approval process is almost here. It's called eIRB! @tune/tick@lab is the software vendor. The IRB office is evaluating minor issus for implementation of the software. For the first year, there will be parallel processes of the existing MS Word and email communication with the web-based eIRB system.

We will be having training sessions as well as using on-line functions to assist with the learning curve.

Please stay 'tuned' for updates.

07 Jul '14: We have begun testing for the eIRB! We want to thank the PI volunteers that have gone through the eIRB process and have provided us with feedback in order to ease the transition to the eIRB.  We encourage investigators that are familiarized with the traditional IRB process to test the eIRB and give us feedback! Here is a comment from one of our volunteers:

“I found the PDF training to be very helpful when I was actually walking through the process of submission.”

We will be fully transitioning to the eIRB process this Summer! Please check our website for more details.



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