Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees CCSF's compliance with federal regulations in its use of human subjects in research and assures a favorable climate for academic-oriented inquiry and protects the interests of the College.

All IRB decisions are governed by federal policy as laid out in Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects ("Common").  For more information, please visit:


Submission Procedures

Please submit your petition to the IRB Co-Chairs using the CCSF IRB Petition form below.

CCSF IRB Petition

The IRB Co-Chairs will determine whether your petition is exempt from full review, eligible for expedited review, or will require full IRB review. 

Please click here for Petition Definitions.

Submission Dates

Petitions will be reviewed within 20 working days from the time of submission.  If you miss a submission deadline, your petition will be reviewed within 20 working days from the next submission deadline.

Deadlines fall on the 2nd Friday of each of the following months:

September, November, February, April, and July