Welcome to the the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
We serve a variety of needs and objectives relating to research and related academic activities at CGU. Our primary missions are to be the focal point for relationships with external sponsors, promote the ethical conduct of research, and seed local research initiatives.
Sponsored funding via grants, contracts, fellowships, and cooperative agreements—the principal categories of awards—flows from government agencies, foundations, other universities and colleges, medical centers, and scholarly associations. Our ethical guidance is aligned with principles and procedures that have been developed by national and international commissions, professional organizations, and regulatory agencies. Seed funding comes from the generosity of CGU’s donors and benefactors. We work closely with staff in the Post Awards Grant area, the Office of Advancement, Office of Academic Affairs, the schools and other academic units, and individual faculty and student research investigators.
For additional information, please visit CGU Policies and Procedures Library.
Federal, state, and university regulations require that the use of human participants in research be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
CGU is committed to the ethical treatment of research participants, to IRB procedures that comply with current federal regulations and with CGU guidelines and standards, and to help prepare students for roles as researchers in other institutions. The information in this overview is intended to provide a beginning guide for submission of information to the CGU IRB. Fuller documentation and related federal guidelines are available on the IRB website. An application that describes the proposed project and protections of research participants is an essential part of this effort. The IRB is available to advise and assist all faculty, students, and staff with this process.
At CGU, the IRB is responsible for the following:
- Reviewing research applications involving the use of human participants
- Providing certifications of review to funding agencies
- Receiving reports of adverse effects resulting from research with human participants
- Monitoring complaints from human participants
- Advising faculty, staff, and students on human participants review
For more information, visit the IRB community on MyCGU:
Dean R. Gerstein
Vice Provost, Director of Research, and Research Professor
Assistant Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Grants and Contracts Analyst
135 E. 12th Street
150 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711