Please refer to the schedules below when submitting your application.
Student Investigators: Students nearing graduation must apply during the semester prior to the one in which they plan to graduate, in order to allow ample time for the review process and study execution. However, research courses spanning two semesters (e.g., SSW 701/702, PSYCH 421/422), have a built-in course deadline of February 1st.
After official review has been completed, investigators must submit requested modifications within six months of notification. Otherwise, their application will be automatically withdrawn.
We recommend that you apply at least three months prior to the start of your project. Deadlines are two weeks prior to a scheduled meeting.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the IRB's decision within a few days to one week after the meeting date.
If a "deferred" decision is rendered, modifications must be reviewed at a future convened meeting, based on submission by the appropriate deadline. If a "modifications required" decision is rendered, modifications may be reviewed outside of a meeting by one member. Review of requested modifications outside of a meeting usually takes a few days to one week.
|Fall 2018 Meeting Dates||Application Deadline (2 weeks prior)by 430 PM)||Time||Location|
|October 10||September 26||11:00am||Swartz E|
|November 14||October 31||11:00am||Swartz E|
|December 12||November 28||11:00am||Swartz E|
Dates are subject to change, as the IRB must meet a quorum, including one non-scientist.
We recommend that you apply at least two months prior to the start of your project for expedited review. Expedited deadlines are each MONDAY by 4:30 PM.
Applications received after the deadline or in an incomplete condition (e.g., missing signatures or documents) will be subject to the following week's cycle.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the IRB's decision within two to three weeks of the deadline, assuming that the application package is complete upon receipt.
Review of requested modifications usually takes a few days to one week.
|Applications due MONDAY by 4:30 PM on:||IRB should render an official decision on or before:|
|September 24||October 15|
|October 1||October 22|
|October 8||October 29|
|October 15||November 5|
|October 22||November 12|
|October 29||November 19|
|November 5||November 26|
|November 12||December 3|
|November 19||December 10|
|December 3||January 14
The actual turn around will depend upon
volume, staffing and member availability from
December through January.
|January 7||January 28|
|January 14||February 4|
|January 21||February 11|
|January 28||February 18|
|February 4||February 25|
There are no weekly deadlines. We recommend that you apply at least four to six weeks prior to the start of your project for exempt review.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the ERC's decision within a week of submission, assuming that the application package was complete at the time of receipt. If incomplete, the turnaround will be based on the date of completion of the package. During holiday periods, especially from Thanksgiving through early January, turnaround may be longer, due to staff vacation time, holiday office closures and an increased volume of submissions. Please plan accordingly.