CATS IRB Upgraded

CATS IRB logo with caution symbol

Office for Research Protections     |     Institutional Review Board (IRB)


The CATS IRB system ( was successfully upgraded on June 26, 2023. This platform upgrade improves user interface and navigation, and streamline the submission process for studies relying on a single External IRB. Training is available to assist users with the system changes.

Available Training

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