Submission Instructions

The Pitzer IRB submission process is an on-line application.

Please be advised that you will not be able to start and stop the application process before submitting it. Thus, we recommend that you have all of your IRB materials prepared in advance of beginning the electronic submission process.

Categories of IRB Applications.

There are four general categories of IRB applications (first time submission, revision of an application not previously approved, revision or modification of an application previously approved, and continuation). If you are a Pitzer College faculty member, staff member, student, or other individual who lists Pitzer College as the home institution, please refer to the appropriate IRB application submission instructions below. If you are a faculty member, staff member, or student at one of the other Claremont Colleges, IRB review/approval originates at the researcher’s home campus and is sufficient to conduct participant recruitment across the Claremont Colleges. Access to resources, e.g., student listservs or posting of flyers, is controlled by the individual campuses and students/faculty wishing such access must approach the individual Dean of Student Offices for access to such resources. Individual campuses may request additional information such as the original IRB approved application and IRB approval letter.

First time submission of this application. If you are a Pitzer College faculty member, staff member, or student and have not previously received Pitzer IRB approval for your research, please select, “first time submission of this application” and follow the on-line submission instructions.

Revision of an application not previously approved. If you have been asked to provide additional information, clarify, or revise your Pitzer IRB application, please select, “revision of an application not previously approved” and follow the on-line submission instructions. Also, please include a cover letter detailing—and highlighting in yellow—your response to concerns raised in the review of your previous submission

Revision or modification of an application already approved. If you are requesting changes to your IRB application that has already been approved by the Pitzer IRB, please select, “revision or modification of an application already approved” and follow the on-line submission instructions.Also, please include a cover letter detailing—and highlighting in yellow—any changes to your previously approved application.

Continuation. If data collection has ended and no adverse events have occurred since the last IRB review, the research project no longer needs to undergo continuing IRB review. If data collection is active and extends beyond the date approved by the Pitzer IRB, a request for continuation of IRB approval should be sent to irb@pitzer.edu. Your request should include the following information:

  • Name of principal investigator
  • IRB ID number
  • Title of research project
  • The current state of data collection, including how many additional participants will be recruited
  • Whether any changes in data collection are being requested
  • And, notification of any adverse events that have occurred since the last IRB review.