Full Review (Applicant Only)

There are three levels of IRB applications: exempt, expedited, and full review.

  • A full review is a very rare occurrence at USD.
  • Never submit an application as a full level review without first consulting an IRB Representative or Administrator.
  • To determine whether your application qualifies for a full review, go to:
  • If your research project is being submitted as a full review, there are 2 important requirements in the application process, which are only for full reviews:
    1. You must submit 16 hard copies of the entire application, including all appendices.
    2. You must meet a deadline, as your application will be considered during a meeting of the full IRB. A deadline is necessary to ensure that all IRB members have time to review your materials thoroughly.

Please see a schedule of "Full Review Only Deadlines" and IRB meeting dates for 2015-2016. There are no deadlines for applications that are NOT full reviews.

Contact Information

Institutional Review Board
Hughes Center 214
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4553

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.