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Research Compliance - Human Subjects

The Human Subjects Committee (also known as the Institutional Review Board, or IRB) assures that risks to human research subjects are minimized, consent is voluntary and informed, and confidentiality is protected. The Committee upholds the principles articulated in the Belmont Report and applies the regulations articulated in the Common Rule.

To determine if your study/research/project requires Committee review, go to: and answer a few targeted questions.



All researchers conducting human subjects research are required to complete training in the protection of human research participants found at

Submitting a proposal:

Any research project in which University faculty, staff, or students will collect and analyze data on human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before data collection begins. Application forms can be found and submitted on InfoReady, SDSU’s internal submission platform.