Meetings & Deadlines

Meetings and Deadlines


Office Hours

To schedule office hours please use this link, https://calendly.com/irbethics/irb-office-hours?month=2022-12.

Review Information and Dates

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.).

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 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.

Review of Expedited Applications

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.

Summer Review of Full Board Applications

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. The Full Board does not meet in August. For August full board applications, please email IRB@tc.edu

Convened Full Board Dates

Materials Due: Meeting Date:
Monday, January 16 Wednesday, January 25
Monday, February 6 Wednesday, February 15
Monday, March 13 Wednesday, March 22
Monday, April 10 Wednesday, April 19
Monday, May 1 Wednesday, May 10

 

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