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IRB Advising

The Graduate & Professional Institutional Review Board (GPS IRB) Office is a very small department handling all graduate and professional school submissions. Every application received is carefully reviewed to ensure consistency and compliance with federal regulations. This also means ensuring research integrity and the protection of human subjects.

In order to meet the needs of the Pepperdine community the GPS IRB Office holds weekly office hours as a resource for researchers who have questions about IRB process at Pepperdine. Our goal is help provide all applicants seeking our services with outstanding advising and guidance which will then help reduce the number of resubmission cycles. However, the applicant bares sole responsibility for the quality of any submission or resubmission.

Upon submission of your application, below is the average time in which you can expect to receive a response from the GPS IRB Office:

 

For Exempt Reviews, you can expect the following:

Initial Review Results within 15 business days of submission

Subsequent Review of Revisions within 10 days of submission

 

For Expedited Reviews, you can expect the following:

Initial Review Results within 20 business days of submission

Subsequent Review of Revisions within 15 days of submission

 

If you have not heard from us outside of the above stated windows, please contact Judy Ho (judy.ho@pepperdine.edu) or Kevin Collins (kevin.collins@pepperdine.edu) for updates and more information, but we will try to make sure everyone receives responses within the timetable above.

Below is our Calendar where you can make an appointment to meet with a member of the GPS IRB Office:

 

 

Meet the Graduate & Professional Schools Institutional Review Board Graduate Assistants:

Victor Chen is a first year clinical psychology doctoral student in the Doctor of Psychology program (PsyD).

Jessica Williamson is a third year student in the Master of Clinical Psychology program with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Jillian Yeargin is a first year student in the Master of Arts in Psychology.