Meetings and Deadlines
Review Information and 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. Note that researchers are urged to plan ahead and allow time for review regardless of protocol review level. Time allowances should also be made for projects that require approval from other IRBs (e.g., the New York City Board of Education, etc.).
REVIEW OF EXEMPT APPLICATIONS
REVIEW OF EXPEDITED APPLICATIONS
Expedited applications are also reviewed on a rolling basis. During the school year, review of Expedited applications takes approximately 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.
We will have very few, if any, Expedited reviews during Winter Break.
During the summer, there will be very few Expedited reviews. We will process applications as they are submitted, but the process will take longer than during the academic year (more than likely at least a month).
REVIEW OF STANDARD FULL BOARD APPLICATIONS
The IRB meets once a month during the school year to review Standard-level applications.
Projects that require Full Committee/Standard review include: most physiological or medical research; research involving vulnerable subject populations (e.g., individuals 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.
FULL COMMITTEE REVIEW DEADLINES - SPRING 2014
|Materials Due:||Meeting Date:|
|January 15, 2014
||January 29, 2014
|February 5, 2014
||February 19, 2014
|March 12, 2014
||March 26, 2014
|April 2, 2014
||April 16, 2014
| May 7, 2014
|| May 21, 2014
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.