Institutional Review Board
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I begin an IRB proposal?
A: Complete one of these IRB proposal templates and its included cover sheet and checklist.
Q: Which template do I choose?
A: See whether you meet the criteria for an exempt or expedited review. Otherwise, choose full.
Q: I need a full review. When do they take place?
A: Full review occurs only on regularly scheduled committee meeting dates.
- September 15
- October 20
- November 3
- December 8
- January 26
- February 16
- March 16
- April 20
Q: I'm filling out my template, and I still have questions. Are there any other guides?
A: Look at these helpful forms.
- IRB Submission Preparation Checklist
- Guidelines for Informed Consent
- Guidelines for Debriefing
- Sample Informed Consent
- IRB Policies and Procedures
- Suggestions to Professors
- IRB Approved Inventories
Q: I've submitted my proposal. How long will it take to receive approval?
A: Plan for at least 21 working days, but it can take longer if extensive revisions are necessary.
Q: I've completed my original project and would either like to continue the project or am ready to submit my summary. What do I do?
A: Fill out the IRB Summary-Continuation Form and send to IRB@pointloma.edu.
Q: I still have questions. How can I contact the IRB?
A: Send us an email at IRB@pointloma.edu.