Research, Commercialization and Outreach

Institutional Review Board

All activities involving research with human subjects in all fields of University activity shall come under the purview of the Institutional Review Board. This committee has the primary responsibility for maintaining ethical standards of research involving human subjects at the University. This research can be as simple as conducting surveys or as complex as drawing blood samples. By ensuring the safety of the human subjects, the IRB also protects the liability of the university.

For questions, contact Caroline Lutz at or Edward Orona at


IRB Protocol Due Date
Meeting Date
September 4, 2015 (Friday) September 11, 2015 (Friday)
September 30, 2015 (Wednesday) October 2, 2015 (Friday)
October 28, 2015 (Wednesday) November 6, 2015 (Friday)
November 25, 2015 (Wednesday) December 4, 2015 (Friday)
January 27, 2016 (Wednesday) February 5, 2016 (Friday)
February 24, 2016 (Wednesday) March 4, 2016 (Friday)
March 30, 2016 (Wednesday) April 8, 2016 (Friday)
April 27, 2016 (Wednesday) May 6, 2016 (Friday)
May 25, 2016 (Wednesday) June 3, 2016 (Friday)
June 29, 2016 (Wednesday) July 1, 2016 (Friday)
July 27, 2016 (Wednesday) August 5, 2016 (Friday)

Attention Doctoral Students

The Research Compliance Officer must have ONE of the following on file to sign your Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Hearing Request Form:

The Doctoral Student Compliance Certification should be submitted in cases when the student is ready to propose and has not yet submitted a completed IRB protocol application.

Difficulty Downloading IRB forms?

Please use either Internet Explorer or Safari to download the IRB protocol forms. When downloading these forms using Firefox and Chrome, please "right click" to save the document to your computer first, and then open the form from the saved location.

Some researchers have reported difficulty downloading forms. Two Web browsers - Firefox and Chrome - will not open fillable PDF forms within a browser window.

The various workarounds to this issue include:

- Use Internet Explorer or Safari. Both of these browsers appear to fully support fillable PDF forms.
- Right-click (PC) or Ctrl-click (Mac) on the link that opens the pdf form and save the form to your desktop.
- Adjust your Firefox or Chrome settings to open pdf documents in Adobe rather than in the Web browser.