Institutional Review Board (IRB)


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Palo Alto University1791 Arastradero Rd.Palo Alto, CA 94304
IRB@paloaltou.edu Ph: (650) 433-3870

COVID19 UPDATES

Please see our page on COVID19 for updates.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated recommendations for researchers on this page.


Find some considerations regarding protecting research participants as in-person research restarts here.

This site is dedicated to the PAU IRB. Research involving human subjects must be approved by the IRB, through the submission of your proposal via IRB Manager.



PAU faculty, staff, students or affiliates MUST seek IRB approval prior to engaging in the following research projects:

  • receiving archival data

  • collaborating with researchers at another institution who already have IRB approval

  • proposing original data collection.

For additional information, please refer to the remainder of our webpage inclusive of the IRB Standard Operating Procedures.

The IRB website is under construction but remains active and accessible. If you have any questions, please email irb@paloaltou.edu