Meeting and Submission Dates

Submission Dates for Proposals

If it is anticipated that the proposal will be appropriate for review at the exempt
or expedited level, it may be submitted at any time.

If it is anticipated that the proposal will require full board review, the proposal
should be submitted 5 business days before
the monthly meeting of the IRB to allow each committee member to full read and
review the proposal.

The committee will provide a response within two weeks for "exempted" and
"expedited" research. Proposals requiring a full board review may
take longer.  Although many proposals are accepted as originally
submitted, the author should expect that the committee's response will probably
point out areas where modifications are needed, and that the committee will
expect the proposal to be modified and resubmitted. Occasionally, even the
resubmitted proposal will be returned for further modification, lengthening the
process to six or more weeks.

Meeting Dates for the Full Board

The Institutional Review Board for Protection of Human Subjects meets once a month
during the academic year of September through May. Since most of the review
process happens outside the meeting, approval decisions are made on a
continuous basis, with reconfirmation made at the monthly meeting. IRB proposals
that require full board review, however, can only be approved at IRB meetings.

First Friday of every month at noon.

October 2
November 6
December 4

Deadlines for proposals requiring Full Board review:

Submissions are due by 4 p.m. on the Thursday a week before the Friday meeting.