IRB COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update (as of 1/11/21)

Researchers must continue to conduct studies remotely. Please make sure to obtain IRB approval before initiating any changes to your approved work. To submit a modification request, please fill out a modification request form [docx] and email it to, along with any protocol documents that have been revised. The Office of Research is making every effort to fast track modification requests that entail remote study activities.

Researchers who wish to conduct in-person studies, whether on or off campus, must obtain permission from the University before submitting a protocol to the IRB. Additional information, as well as the project plan form to obtain University permission, is provided on our COVID-19 adaptation page. Please be sure to read the information carefully, as project plan approvals are based on the phases of adaptation identified by SJSU.  We are currently in Phase 2 [pdf]. Your study may not be eligible for University approval during this phase.