Review Process

Now available!

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME SUBMITTING ANY IRB APPLICATION AT USD AND YOU WANT TO USE THE ONLINE SYSTEM, YOU MUST FIRST EMAIL IRB Coordinatorh Bridget Meschen at: bcmeschen@sandiego.edu.

IRB applications can now be submitted ONLY using our online submission system called “Cayuse IRB.”

 

Be sure to download the instructions for online submission using the Cayuse System. Please do not attempt to use this system without using these instructions.

If you have never submitted an IRB application at USD, the online system will NOT recognize you. Bridget must first set up your information before you begin an online application. Email Bridget with a message that you are a first-time IRB applicant and want to use the IRB online system. Be sure to specify your role (student, faculty, staff). If you are a student, please include your faculty advisor’s name.

The preparation of an IRB application is a collaborative process between the researcher, faculty advisor (if researcher is a student), and the IRB representative for your School or College.

Before submitting an application for review, researchers should consult their IRB representative with any questions. The preparation of an IRB application requires careful planning and dialogue with IRB personnel.

The USD IRB is committed to providing a review process that is efficient and responsive. In order to achieve this goal, we request that researchers work with us collaboratively and follow the application directions carefully.

To begin your application, please click on How to Apply.