The IRB Office will be closed for Christmas and Winter Break from December 22, 2017 to January 1, 2018.
November 1, 2017- Preparation for Holidays and Unofficial Months
The La Verne IRB has unofficial months where the board does not meet to review applications and review times are extended. Please refer to our webpage detailing our IRB meeting schedule.
September 29, 2017- IRB Office Hours
Starting October 3, 2017, the IRB Office will be holding regular office hours. For more information, click here.
August 7, 2017- IRB Training Dates for 2017/2018
You won’t want to miss our upcoming sessions for How to set up for success in gaining IRB approval by Dr. Kanya Godde Chrisco. Please see our IRB Training page for more details or click here.
What is the Institutional Review Board?
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an institutional committee created to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The committee is responsible for reviewing research designs (protocols) involving human subjects. The most common types of research reviewed by the IRB include:
- Doctoral dissertations and master’s theses: For dissertations, applications are submitted to the IRB with faculty Chair approval at the time of proposal review (Form 2). Masters theses are submitted similarly and timing is based on program.
- Faculty research involving human subjects, including but not limited to surveys, interviews, focus groups, and experimental research.
- Grant-funded research that includes requirements for IRB approval of components that relate to human subjects.
- Classroom projects, undergraduate senior theses, and capstone projects usually are reviewed by instructors/advisors/mentors only (refer to the IRB Instructor Guidance Document and website regarding type of research that can be approved by instructors/advisors/mentors). Some projects may be subject to IRB review, depending on use in academic research. Please check with your instructor/advisor/mentor about the review process.
- Institutional research, program reviews, and curriculum evaluations usually are not reviewed by the IRB unless the results will be used in academic research or IRB review is required by a sponsor or grant.
Contacting the IRB
We’d love to hear from you! If you have general questions about the IRB or have questions as an external researcher, please email email@example.com. Although we respond much faster via email, we also have a voicemail box at 909-448-4564.