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Institutional Review Board

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the IRB will temporarily pause all review of submitted protocols according to the dates listed below. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024
Monday, April 29, 2024 through Sunday, May 5, 2024
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 through Monday, July 29, 2024


The purpose of the Òù69 Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to serve the campus community by ensuring that all research involving human participants will meet or exceed federal guidelines governing such research.

Researchers/investigators are required to submit an IRB proposal and must receive an official IRB Approval Letter BEFORE starting research data collection.

Note: Processing and response to any IRB submission may take up to 7 to 10 days. Please plan accordingly.

We recognize that the administrative hurdles imposed by these guidelines are often daunting for aspiring researchers, and our goal is to help you navigate this important process. To that end, we have converted the research proposal submission process to an electronic system. Although it isn't perfect, the new system is designed to ease the paperwork burden for student and faculty researchers, decrease wait times required for you to receive feedback, and increase the efficiency and record keeping abilities of the board.

Effective Fall 2023, all researchers associated with a submitted protocol must submit proof of CITI IRB Training completion as part of the review process. 

Using this system, you may:

  • (if approval is expired or expiring)

If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns please email irb@pointloma.edu.

Best wishes with all your research endeavors!