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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The CSU Pueblo Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a type of committee that applies research ethics by reviewing the methods proposed for research to ensure that they are ethical. The IRB is formally designated to approve (or reject), monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans.

In addition, the Board is charged with applying a risk-benefit analysis to applications to determine whether or not the study should be conducted. The purpose of the IRB is to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in a research study.

Kuali IRB Module Information

Application Submission Process

Taking care to minimize the impact on the research community, this online IRB system will enhance the user experience. The Kuali Protocols system is designed to be user-friendly. We hope that it will make submitting protocols easier, paving the way for a more expedient review process.

All protocol submissions are made electronically using Kuali Protocols.

Submit here

The CSU Pueblo IRB online submission module was designed in collaboration with Colorado State University at Fort Collins, which provides extensive help documents, training, and FAQs found at Kuali IRB Assistance

While the documents on the CSU IRB website ( provide guidance for how to use a Kuali IRB Module in general, you will notice when you enter Kuali IRB for CSU-Pueblo to submit your IRB application, there are many differences between the applications. Please do NOT attempt to submit your application through the CSU website. You must enter the CSU-Pueblo system via the link on this page that says “SUBMIT HERE”. The CSU documents are solely meant to provide guidance for filling out the CSU-Pueblo application. The application processes are not identical. In addition, some of the options available via the CSU Kuali Assistance link are not currently available for CSU-Pueblo.


Expected timelines for processing IRB - Institutional Review Board Research Approval Forms:

  • Exempt protocols: 7 – 10 working days
  • Expedited protocols: ~ 3 weeks
  • Full board protocols: No less than 30 days

For help determining if your project requires IRB approval, contact the IRB Chair, Dr. Barbara Brett-Green


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Institutional Research Board (IRB)

Chair: Barbara Brett-Green

Office: CIHHI 216

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