IRB Staff, Hours, and Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Email: (preferred; we are quicker at responding to email than voicemail)
  • Mailing address:

University of La Verne
Institutional Review Board
1950 Third Street
La Verne Online 112
La Verne, CA  91750

  • Phone Number: (909) 448-4564

IRB Hours, Months of Operation, Holidays, and Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We work remotely outside of office hours, so we do not answer the phone outside of office hours. However, we do respond to voicemail regularly and even quicker to email.

The IRB operates regularly February – May and September – December.  In January, June, July, and August the IRB operates unofficially with no regularly scheduled hours or meetings. While we will make every effort to review applications and respond to emails, delays will occur during unofficial months. Moreover, meetings for standard reviews are extremely limited. More information about the standard review schedule can be found here.

The IRB observes all university holidays and is not in operation, expected to review applications during those times, or respond to emails and calls. Moreover, the IRB goes dark with the university at the end of December – early January.

The IRB office hours are by appointment only. During these appointments we will meet with applicants and answer calls. We are limited as to what we can do, so please review what we will and will not be able to help you with prior to attending office hours.


The IRB will have limited service due to staff shortages between August 1st – 6th. As a result, applications may be delayed. We will get to your emails and applications as soon as possible. Thank you. 

Yes! We can help graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration with:

  1. General application preparation questions
  2. General human subjects questions
  3. Guidance on how to find appropriate federal regulations for human subjects research, La Verne IRB policies, state, federal, and other applicable laws to your research
  4. IRBManager troubleshooting
  5. Other general inquiries

Unfortunately, we cannot offer support for the following:

  1. Undergraduate projects (we can, however, support an undergraduate instructor or mentor)
  2. A review of an application prior to submission
  3. Going over each question in detail or saying that a question is “approved”
  4. Interpreting laws for you
  5. Legal advice
  6. Judgments of how to do your research
  7. Going over every item of feedback from a review
  8. Appointments over 15 minutes in length

Make an appointment today by clicking here.

IRB Chair/Director

Lu (Sunny) Liu, Ph.D. (term began August 2021)

IRB Analysts

Billie Guerrero, BSc

Institutional Official

Kerop Janoyan, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

The Provost is supported in the role of Institutional Official by the Vice Provost and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.