IRB Application to Conduct Research
(Using Human Subjects)

Important Instructions (PLEASE READ FIRST)

Please read the IRB Policy and Procedure Manual prior to submitting your application.

The application must be downloaded and saved to your computer, then submitted via e-mail. ADDITIONALLY, a hard copy must also be submitted to the address below.

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Application and Policy Manual

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Application Submission Process

Submit the following application documents to the IRB Chair for review:

  • One electronic copy of the application via email to the IRB Chair.
  • One hard copy of the application with any documented protocol (such as the questionnaires or assessment instruments that you propose to use).
  • Mail to:
    Simpson University - IRB
    c/o Patrick Blewett
    2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003
  • For more information about the application process, please contact Dr. Pat Blewitt at (530) 226-4144.

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