Human Subjects Research at Cal Poly

Research Project Review

To ensure Cal Poly's commitment to protect human subjects in research, the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB), or Human Subjects Committee, evaluates research projects for compliance with ethical standards regarding the treatment of human subjects. See the Cal Poly Policy on Human Subjects in Research for an overview of the review process.

Does your project need to be reviewed by the Cal Poly IRB?

To assist with determining whether or not your project is required to be reviewed by the Cal Poly Institutional Review Board, please review the Human Subjects Research Decision Chart.

Do you have a new project? A renewal? Modifications?

If you're not sure what to do first, take a look at our START HERE page. It provides quicklinks with answers to common questions and problems that might arise before and during the approval process.

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