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Policies and Procedures

Due to limitations in staffing, only proposals from California four-year host institutions will be accepted and research must be specifically for masters thesis and doctoral dissertation research collection. If you have questions, please direct them to and copy using the following subject line "Mt. SAC IRB Policies and Procedures Question".

The following policies and procedures relate to Mt. SAC's IRB. Please follow them closely in all stages of the IRB review and approval process.  The procedure for the IRB is to save this form onto your computer, complete it, and upload it to the IRB protocol link below. For the Mt. SAC protocol checklist, please click here. To upload your IRB protocol click here. The College's Administrative Procedure 3260 for the IRB can be found here. The classroom IRB Guidelines can be found here. Before you submit your study, you should also walk through these flowcharts to understand where your study might be categorized in the IRB process. 

Note: You must submit your IRB packet at least two weeks prior to when the committee meets. The committee meets on the first Friday of every month during the Fall (Sept, Oct, Nov) and Spring (March, April, May) semesters.