All protocols (including modifications and renewals) must be submitted electronically via IRBNet at:

All review communications and decision letters will be issued electronically through IRBNet

IRB Applications and Examples

IRB approval is required before human subjects research can begin (including recruitment). The researcher must submit the appropriate form to begin the approval process. For help determining what type of application you should submit for your particular research project, checkout the following:

IRB applications and examples

How to submit to IRBNet

Please visit the IRBNet training and resources website for instructions on how to register, how to submit a new project, and for other additional IRBNet assistance.  

IRB Net Training Site

Accessing the training site requires you to enter in the following credentials:

username: csusm
password: training

Additional Training Materials:

How to Create a Subsequent Package

How To Use IRBNet (example from City University of New York)

For additional information the CSUSM IRB office can assist you with any questions you may have.  Please contact us via email at or by phone to (760) 750-4029. 

Submission Deadlines

Fall 2015

Full Reviews:
November 20, 2015

Expedited and all other reviews:
November 30, 2015

Winter Intersession

Applications will be reviewed on an as available basis. You may not receive approval until the Spring 2016 Semester.

Spring 2016

Full Reviews:
April 15, 2016

Expedited and all other reviews:
May 5, 2016

Summer 2015

Applications will be reviewed on an as available basis. You can monitor the status of your file at any time by logging back into IRBNet.

Tools to determine level of review required.

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