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  • EXEMPT and EXPEDITED risk level review process will resume on Jan. 3rd, 2019 ~ until Apr. 19th in the order received.
  • FULL BOARD risk level scheduled meetings: Jan 16, 22, 30 Feb 5, 13, 19, 27 Mar 5, 19, 27 Apr 2, 10, 16, 24.
  • (Full Board protocols must be received at least 15 days prior to the meeting day and will be processed in the order received). 
  • New protocols and subsequent reviews received after April 19 will be reviewed in the Summer.

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  1. Sign in using your Alliant email credentials (e.g., jsmith or first name.last name).  
  2. Lowercase, do not include
  3. Password policy requires all users to change their passwords every 180 days.  Some systems (e.g. alliant email, Moodle, Canvas) may be currently accessible, but if you cannot log in into Streamlyne, please reset your password through Password Assistance to update access to Streamlyne.
  1. ALL Principal Investigators must complete the Alliant IRB certification tutorial requirement (formerly NIH), other IRB certification tutorial accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Determine which review type to select (Non-Research, Exempt, Expedited or Full Board)  
  3. Complete provided MS Word application form according to the determined risk level (Exempt or Expedited/Full Board).
  4. Refer to the sample protocol to accurately complete your initial submission.  Note:  The sample is meant to guide P.I. to accurately complete the initial submission and reduce the number of required revisions.  Please use this as a reference tool rather than copying the information. 
  5. Upload and submit the IRB Certification and Protocol Application through Streamlyne
  6. Make sure that all selected Co-Investigators approve the submitted Streamlyne record.
  7. Refer to the IRB Timeline and Process.       
  8. For details on the regulations that govern Human Participation in Research, researchers should consult relevant sections of the University System-wide policies.  (Click on below link to download the document).

 Complete below form to amend applications that have previously received IRB approval.

Expedited and Full Board IRB approvals are for one calendar year.  The renewal request must be submitted within one year, otherwise a new application must be submitted if the one-year anniversary has lapsed (No need to complete a form). 

In the case of an unanticipated problem or unanticipated adverse event you must notify the IRB in writing within one week of the event. Please email below form to the IRB at


For IRB questions please email

Telephone:  (858) 635-4741 (Please leave your full name and detailed message) 

The goal of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants (IRB) is the protection of human participants in research. The IRB evaluates research proposals submitted by faculty, staff, and students of Alliant International University to assure research is conducted ethically and risk to research participants is minimized. This review is mandated both by federal law and Alliant policy. Alliant’s IRB policies comply with the Code of Federal Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Faculty, students, and staff who conduct research under the auspices of Alliant International University must receive written IRB approval prior to initiating research.

The IRB now  functions as a single entity and serves all Alliant campuses. The various IRB applications include initial approval of a research protocol, approval of a proposed change in an approved protocol, renewing the approval of a study, and reporting adverse events. Researchers should consult relevant sections of the Alliant International University System-wide Policies for the Protection of Human Participants in Research for details on the regulations that govern human participation in research.

Special guidance for international research:  OHRP offers a compilation of regulations from over 100 countries that pertain to research conducted outside the U.S. 

Additional federal guidance on a variety of issues involving research ethics may be found at the OHRP guidance page.

Streamlyne software designed to reflect Alliant specific requirements, and incorporated the recommendations of a work group of Student, Faculty, Staff and IRB Committee Members.

Streamlyne has the following standing maintenance windows:

  • Monday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for test server maintenance.
  • Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. for general system maintenance.

The IRB recommends you do not work in the system during those times to avoid losing data.