The IRB will operate on significantly reduced hours over spring break and will not process any new applications until the first two weeks of the spring quarter. Thank you for your patience as we work through very high volume with limited staffing. We will process all applications in order of submission; the IRB cannot inequitably adjust processing to accommodate last-minute applications.


Do not initiate any aspect of a project--including recruitment--that collects information from or about living individuals (except for publicly available data) until you have received prior written IRB exemption or approval.

  • Use current forms from this webpage (updated March 2023).
  • Submit PDF or Word documents as electronic attachments (No JPG or PNG files or OneDrive links.) Follow file naming conventions described in the application. All submissions must be signed by the researchers and, if applicable, the faculty adviser.
  • Send all materials to 
  • Include text in the body of your email to indicate what you are submitting. Blank emails with attachments redirect to the Clutter/Junk folder and will not be viewed or opened.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted protocols cannot be processed for review and will be returned to the PI.