Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research Involving Human Subjects or Laboratory Animals

Research conducted by Chico State faculty, staff, or students that uses Human Subjects or Laboratory Animals requires that an application has been submitted to and approved by the Human Subjects Research Committee (HSRC) or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Chico State is accredited through the National Institutes of Health and conforms to all federal, state, and university regulations regarding the ethical use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research. Questions and requests for assistance should be directed to John Mahoney, Ph.D. Chair, HSRC & IACUC at

Applications and instructions can be downloaded using the links below.

Full Board Application Deadline Information

Human Subjects Policy     PDF Version

            Human Subjects Forms

            Animal Welfare Policy

            Animal Use and Care - Application (Word)