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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that meets to evaluate outside agencies, staff, and students’ proposals for any risk of psychological, physical, legal, social, institutional, economic harm, or unethical practices. The IRB is a panel of diverse district and site staff covering a wide array of expertise, as well as an external reviewer.

Staff or professionals conducting human subject research or data collection through human interactions (staff and/or students) requires PAUSD Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee approval. If applicable, this should occur after being approved by their research sponsoring institution. If you will be studying human or animal subjects, you must submit your project proposals to the IRB committee for approval (BP 6162.8). 

PAUSD considers protection of our staff and student data a high priority.

Once the form is submitted and we have all the requested documents, it takes about 4-6 weeks to receive an answer.

Click here for the PAUSD IRB/Data Request Application Form*
*The form is for external applicants and/or staff only.

PAUSD IRB External Reviewer Interview