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Please contact IRB staff at to obtain additional information about:

  • How to submit protocols, modifications, status checks, and continuation reviews
  • Where your protocol is within the review process
  • How to apply Cal Poly Policy and guidance to your specific research project
  • Meetings to discuss potential projects and specific questions
  • Other general and planning information


If you need to contact IRB leadership regarding an concern about a research project, please contact the Chair of the IRB and the Director, Research Integrity and Compliance, using the information below.

Michael Black, Ph.D.

Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Professor, Biological Sciences
Office: Building 33, Room 380
Phone: (805) 756-2894
Fax: (805) 756-1419

Trish Brock

Director of Research Integrity & Compliance
Office of Research and Economic Development
Office: Building 38, Room 101
Phone: (805) 756-1450
Fax: (805) 756-5466

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