Getting Started

Prior to completing your IRB Application please read the information below. Failure to follow instructions carefully could result in your application being returned without review.

  1. Human Subjects Protection Training: All investigators (student or faculty) and Dissertation/Thesis Chairs must complete the CITI online ethics training course prior to preparing an IRB application.

    • Create an account using your TCSPP email address at

    • Select “TCS Education” as your affiliate institution

    • Select Social & Behavioral Research learner group to complete the required modules

    • Upload your completion report (containing modules and scores) at the time of submission in the Electronic Submission System

  2. Read the Categories of Review​​ info sheet and consider which category of review applies to your study.

  3. Read the Informed Consent Process info sheet and consider which process applies to your study. To ensure that all required elements are included, the following templates must be used when creating your consent documents. 

  4. Review the IRB guidelines when creating Advertisements for Research  

  5. Review the information included in the Additional Resources tab on the left.​​

Accessing the Electronic Submission System

Step One: Request a Profile

To request a profile in the system please complete the request form located below and email the document to [email protected]​ 

IRB Dropbox Form

​Please allow up to three business days to for the IRB office to process your request.  

Step Two: Accessing the System


When your profile request is complete, you will receive an email with the necessary information to access the electronic submission system. This will include: a link to the site, a user guide document, and a quick-facts sheet. If you have trouble logging into the system please contact the IRB office at [email protected]


Faculty members can access the electronic system here ( 

Please log into the system using your TCSPP credentials (username & password). If you have trouble logging into to the system please contact the IRB office at [email protected].

​Electronic System Resources:

​​PI Guide-May 2019.pdf

Thesis_Dissertation Chair Guide May 2019.pdf

For more IRB information, please direct all questions to:

Alicia Scott, M.P.A, CIP

IRB  Director
[email protected]

Veronica Jimenez, M.P.H, CIP

CA IRB Senior Associate Director
[email protected]

Stephanie Dixon, BA

IRB Associate Director

[email protected]


April Gravitt, M.S., CIP

​IRB Associate Director

[email protected]