Meetings and Deadlines
DatesThe review schedule for applications varies depending on the level (Exempt, Expedited, or Standard) at which the proposed study is determined to be. Refer to the information below for the various review policies regarding Exempt, Expedited, and Standard studies:
STANDARD (FULL COMMITTEE) REVIEW -
The IRB usually meets once a month for full committee review during the academic year to review Standard-level applications.
Projects that require full committee review include: most physiological or medical research; certain research involving vulnerable subject populations (e.g., children with disabilities, prisoners, pregnant women); and projects where the consequences of a loss of confidentiality between PI and the participant would be severe (i.e., possibly place subjects at risk of criminal or civil liability).
Most applications DO NOT require full committee review and are reviewed throughout the year on a rolling basis (See EXPEDITED and EXEMPT review information below).
FULL COMMITTEE REVIEW DEADLINES - for Spring 2013:
|Materials Due:||Meeting Date:|
|January 16, 2013 ||January 30, 2013 |
|February 6, 2013 ||February 20, 2013 |
|March 13, 2013 ||March 27, 2013 |
|April 3, 2013 ||April 17, 2013 |
|May 1, 2013 ||May 15, 2013 |
While we try to send feedback about the committee's reviews as soon as possible following the meeting, please allow up to 10 business days following the meeting to hear back from us.
EXPEDITED and EXEMPT REVIEWS -
Review of EXPEDITED applications take 3-4 weeks or longer, depending on when in the review cycle they are received and the number of EXPEDITED applications received ahead of yours, to be reviewed. We often have a backlog of applications toward the end of each semester, and appreciate your patience as these are assigned for review.