Teachers College IRB hosts virtual office hours in which students, faculty, and staff can meet with an IRB administrator. Researchers can schedule a meeting in advance using our online scheduler. Office hours are typically:
Tuesdays 10 AM to 2 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM to 2 PM
Thursdays 1 PM to 4 PM
Dates and times are subject to change.
The review schedule for applications varies depending on the review 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 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) (e.g., the New York City Board of Education, etc.).
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 to 10 business days after submission or acceptance by an advisor. This is an estimated time frame and does not include the time it takes a researcher to complete the requested revisions or the time it takes for an IRB reviewer to confirm protocol changes.
Expedited applications are also reviewed on a rolling basis. During the school year, review of expedited applications takes approximately 7 to 10 business days after submission or acceptance by advisor. This is an estimated time frame and does not include the time it takes a researcher to complete the requested revisions or the time it takes for an IRB reviewer to confirm protocol changes.
Full board protocols are reviewed once a month, according to the schedule listed below. Less than 5% of TC’s IRB applications require review by the full board. Most full board protocols come out of the programs in Clinical Psychology, Biobehavioral Studies, and Health and Behavior Studies. Carefully review the requirements for Review Categories to determine your review level. Studies that involve more than minimal risk should take into account the full board dates below when planning their research timeline. For August 2021 full board applications, please email IRB@tc.edu.
|Materials Due:||Meeting Date:|
|Monday, May 10||Wednesday, May 19|
|Monday, June 14||Wednesday, June 23|
|Monday, July 12||Wednesday, July 21|