Human Subjects Research at Cal Poly
The Cal Poly IRB wants to engage with you!
The IRB and staff are putting together more opportunities to engage with the Cal Poly IRB staff.
We are currently in the planning stages for Fall 2022, so check back for more information.
Research Project Review
To ensure Cal Poly's commitment to protect human subjects in research, the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) evaluates research projects for compliance with ethical standards regarding the treatment of human subjects.
IRB Submissions for New Projects
The Cal Poly Institutional Review Board (IRB) uses an online system, IRBManager, to receive and review all documentation related to human subjects research. Information and instructions on how to use the system are in the section on The Review Process in the Procedures and Guidelines for Human Subjects Research.
Accessibility issues? If you have accessibility issues with the online system, please contact staff at email@example.com, for assistance.
IRB Submissions for Modifications, Continuing Reviews, and Reportable Events
For projects with active approvals, please access the project dashboard on IRBManager to submit requests. Information and instructions on how to use the system are in the section on The Review Process in the Procedures and Guidelines for Human Subjects Research.
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 (pdf).
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 quick links with answers to common questions and problems that might arise before and during the approval process.