San Diego State University’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is a comprehensive university-wide program under the jurisdiction of the Division of Research Affairs. The HRPP is committed to the advancement of research and ensuring the safe and ethical conduct by all SDSU faculty, staff and students.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is part of the HRPP. The IRB is committee comprised of faculty members, a student member, and a community member. The IRB meets monthly (calendar below) to review research proposals which involve human subjects in order to ensure that the rights and welfare of the research participants are protected, and that the proposed research meets federal regulations and conforms to applicable state laws and local policies. 

In addition, the HRPP staff are responsible for the program's educational offerings. The staff are happy to meet with investigators one-on-one, or to speak to groups or classes regarding human subjects research. Contact the HRPP staff via for further information.