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Institutional Review Board
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

Meetings and Deadlines

Review Information and Dates

The 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

During the academic year and the summer, Exempt applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  All applications are reviewed in chronological order of receipt, and review of Exempt applications generally takes 7-10 business days.

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. 

NEW THIS SUMMER:  Provost James has provided additional resources to the IRB to ensure its smooth regular functioning during the summer months.  Expedited reviews should take about as long as they do during the academic year.  We are also pleased to announce three dates the IRB can convene and conduct Full Committee reviews during summer 2014:

SUMMER REVIEW OF FULL BOARD APPLICATIONS

Materials Due
Meeting Date
 June 11  June 25
 July 9
 July 23
August 13
August 27