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Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Reviews are done continuously throughout the academic semesters. Projects that are not externally funded are reviewed between the first day of instruction and the last day of instruction in the Fall and Spring semesters. Projects that are externally funded (e.g., state funds, federal funds) are also reviewed during Winter and Summer breaks. 

Yes. Theses and projects (if they involve systematic data collection from humans) should go through Human Subjects review. Most of these projects are exempt or minimal risk, however, only needing department IRB chair or committee review.

No. Only those individuals associated with Fresno State, as an employee or student, are required to go through Fresno State's Human Subjects review procedures.

Fresno State Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Exemption Category A Frequently Asked Questions