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Institutional Review Board

Committee Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

The IRB is currently reviewing exempt and expedited IRB applications and addenda on a rolling basis.  Researchers do not need to wait for an upcoming meeting. 

*** Instead of receiving submissions on a rolling basis, they will be accepted by email to on Wednesdays of every week in the semester, processed on Thursdays and Fridays and researchers should receive a response by the following Monday. The process for submitting and reviewing projects that require Full Review will remain the same. You can still submit to the IRB any day; however we cannot guarantee processing until the following Wednesday. ***

FALL 2018

IRB Committee Meeting Submission Deadline*
September 11, 2018 August 31, 2018
October 9, 2018 September 12, 2018
November 6, 2018 October 9, 2018
December 4, 2018 November 6, 2018


**During the month of July and August there may be delays in reviewing IRB submissions. Please prepare accordingly.

* For the Fall 2018 semester, we may not be able to process new submissions after December 10, 2018, due to inadequate time to review IRB applications. You can still submit to the IRB. However; we cannot guarantee that it will be reviewed prior to January 22, 2019. Faculty are not on campus during winter break and so expect delays in processing submissions between December 24, 2018 – January 22, 2019. Regular submission may resume on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

* Meeting dates may be subject to change without notice and may result in a longer review period.


IRB Committee Meeting Submission Deadline**
January 22, 2019 December 21, 2018
February 12, 2019 January 8, 2019
March 12, 2019 February 12, 2019
April 9, 2019 March 12, 2019
May 7, 2019 April 9, 2019
June 4, 2019 May 7, 2019


** This submission deadline ONLY applies to applications that require FULL REVIEW. (Please read more information about review categories, or  information on the submission process). The deadline is the date by which the IRB must receive a complete application to be considered for a full review.

Please Note: The IRB does not hold regularly scheduled meetings during July and August. Therefore, All IRB submissions that MAY be considered a FULL REVIEW must be submitted by June 4, 2019.