Human Subjects Research (IRB)

Human Subjects Research (IRB)

The Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) is CSU Monterey Bay's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the review and authorization of research involving the use of humans or their personally identifiable private information for research purposes.

The CPHS is administered collaboratively by research compliance staff and the CPHS elected officers, under the Federalwide Assurance Institutional Officer the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

To get started, please select from the navigation on the left based on who you are: a researcher, a participant, a regulatory partner, or a CPHS member.

If you need something specific, please select from the navigation on the left based on the task: get a checklist, form or link to policies, contact the CPHS or ask a question, or get current news about Human Subjects Research at CSUMB.

We look forward to working with you. 


CSUMB researchers and external researchers will find resources here.

  • Start a new protocol
  • Make a change
  • Submit a status report


Have you been asked to participate in a Human Subjects Research project? Find out how you can learn more about participating in research.

  • Learn about Human Subjects Research
  • Ask a question
  • Report a problem

Regulatory Partner

Within CSUMB and external to our institution, many other regulations intersect with Human Subjects Research.

  • Submit a request for information
  • Ask a question
  • Get help

CPHS Member

Committee members will find resources here.

  • Get review resources
  • Submit a review
  • Ask a question
  • New Protocols
  • Post-Approval
  • Other Protocols
  • External Researchers

Questions & Answers

Frequently asked questions and answers.

  • Help resources
  • Contact CPHS
  • Ask a question
  • Updates
  • Reminders
  • Kudos