University of Redlands

University of Redlands

Institutional Review Board

Any research project involving human participants must be approved by the University of Redlands Institutional Review Board (IRB).​​

The University of Redlands IRB is charged with determining whether human subjects used in research conducted by University faculty, administrators, and students will be treated in accordance with the provisions in the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects. On this website you can connect to the CITI Training website, download IRB forms, the procedures of the IRB, and connect to information about the IRBs and their activities.

IRB meeting dates

All meetings begin at 1:00pm

Friday September 17, 2021
Hybrid
(applications due before 4:00pm on Thursday September 9, 2021)​

Friday October 15, 2021
Hybrid
(applications due before 4:00pm on Thursday October 7, 2021)​

 

 

Friday November 19, 2021
Hybrid
(applications due before 4:00pm on Thursday November 11, 2021)​

Friday December 17, 2021
Hybrid
(applications due before 4:00pm on Thursday December 9, 2021)​

IRB Manual

Sample Applications

Please review these sample documents for best practices before submitting an application.

Sample Course Application

To be updated soon!

Sample School of Education Applications

To be updated soon!

Templates

Process for New Applications

For new applications, use the current version of the Application to Use Human Subjects in Research. Completed applications are due on the dates listed above (applications due). The preparation and submission process differs for students and faculty, administrators, and staff. 

Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

Faculty should complete the current version of the Application to Use Human Subjects in Research, sign the Section M. Certification fo Research page (printed and scanned or electronic signatures are acceptable), include it with the Word document and attachments, and send the files directly to the IRB Chair, Jessica Hehman. Alternatively, faculty, administrators, and staff can send applications to the IRB Administrative Coordinator, Steven Moore, for pre-review. Questions from faculty, administrators, and staff about the IRB and IRB applications may be directed to either the IRB Chair or IRB Administrative Coordinator.

Students

In collaboration with their faculty, administrator, or staff sponsor, students should complete the current version of the Application to Use Human Subjects in Research. Student PIs should also review applications with the appropriate coordinator for their academic unit:

After a student application is finalized in collaboration with the unit IRB coordinator and faculty advisor, Section M. Certification fo Research should be signed by the student, sponsor, and unit coordinator (printed and scanned or electronic signatures are acceptable). The student PI should then include the certification page with the Word document and attachments and send the files to the IRB Administrative Coordinator for review. The IRB Administrative Coordinator will check the application and forward it to the IRB Chair. Questions from students about the IRB application process should be directed to the appropriate unit coordinator or the IRB Administrative Coordinator.

IRB Board and Contacts

The IRB consists of:

  • Adriana Alvarado (qualitative/quantitative social scientist)
  • Jessica Hehman (qualitative/quantitative social scientist; Chair)
  • Teri Longin (natural scientist)
  • Sharon Oster (non-scientist)
  • Jody Pighin (external community member)
  • Riaz Tejani (qualitative/quantitative social scientist).

If you cannot find what you're looking for or have any questions, please e-mail Steven Moore, IRB Administrative Coordinator.