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The CBU Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a function of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, & Assessment (OIRPA) and exists to assure human and animal research subjects' rights and welfare are safeguarded.  All research involving human and animal subjects (participants) conducted by CBU faculty, staff, or students must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before the research is initiated. 
Please note:  The IRB cannot approve an application submitted after the research is initiated, nor consent to any human subjects data collected without prior approval.

New IRB Handbook Now Available!

The new Faculty and Student IRB Handbook (September 2013) and revised application forms are now available on the right-hand side of this page - IRB HANDBOOK and Forms. 
IMPORTANT: Please Note
GENERAL RULE AT CBU – Any and all research involving human participants conducted by CBU faculty, staff, and/or students, inside or outside the classroom (excluding student research conducted to complete requirements in a specific course; see Page 4 in the Faculty and Student IRB Handbook and/or the student research policy available below), and/or anyone conducting research identified in any way with or at the University, must seek appropriate approval from the CBU Institutional Review Board (IRB) as described in the Handbook. 
General Rule (.pdf, 80K)
IRB Review Criteria
Student Classroom Research Policy (.pdf, 118K)
Is My Research "Exempt?" (.pdf, 62K)
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Joseph Pelletier, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Review Board  
Associate Professor of Psychology
W.E. James Building Room 119
8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA  92504