Board Meeting Schedule

The IRB makes every attempt to respond to requests for review within 14 days of submission. However, during particularly busy periods, additional time may be necessary. The IRB does not meet during the summer, so any proposal needing review should be submitted by the March deadline.

If a project raises particular issues that the IRB feels are not adequately addressed in the submitted materials, the researcher may be asked to submit additional information, clarify a point, or make revisions. On rare occasions, the researcher and faculty supervisor may be asked to appear before the IRB to resolve matters of procedure, etc.

Fall & Spring Meeting Schedule

The IRB meets monthly during Fall and Spring semesters. Proposals requiring a full board review will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting if submitted by the end of the prior month. For example, a proposal submitted by December 31, would be reviewed at the January IRB meeting. A written response to submitted proposals will be sent within a week of the meeting.

Summer Meeting Schedule

The IRB does not meet as a full board during June, July, or August. Please plan accordingly and submit any proposals that may require full board review by the end of March. Proposals submitted by March 31 will be reviewed at the April IRB meeting and, if revisions are required, may be resubmitted for review in May.