IRB Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

The below schedules will aid with your submission and are contingent upon your submission being complete. Please refer to our Application Process and Deadlines policy for full details.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: While we are operating remotely, staff members are currently working on a part-time basis on alternating weeks. As a result, review times may be affected.

ExemptExpedited | Full | Student Project Timelines | Modifications or Revisions Timelines

All Review TypesPlan ahead, especially during holidays or breaks. Review times are affected by your submission's condition and current volume. Since all research is equally important, we review on a first-come, first-served basis in as timely a fashion as possible. Note also that:
  • Incomplete submissions will be held until complete, which may place them in the next meeting or review cycle.
  • Submissions made after a deadline's business hours are subject to the next meeting or review cycle.
  • Prisoner research requires activation of our Prisoner Advocate, which may involve additional time.
  • Certain activities may require consultation with an expert (e.g., medical specialist, pharmacist, etc.), which may involve additional time.

Full Review

Deadlines are two weeks prior to a scheduled meeting. Decisions are communicated in about two to seven business days after the meeting. We recommend applying about three months prior to the start of your project. Due to Federal quorum requirements, meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Summer 2020 Meeting DatesApplication Deadline by 4:30pm TimeLocation
July 22 July 8 1:00pm Online
August 19 August 5 1:00pm Online
Fall meetings should be established in early August. Plan for meetings closer to each month's end.

Expedited Review

Deadlines are each Monday by 4:30pm, but you may submit at any time. Decisions are communicated in about two to three weeks after the deadline, depending on time of year and staffing. We recommend applying about two months prior to the start of your project. 

Applications due MONDAY by 4:30 PM on:
IRB should render an official decision on or before:
July 6 July 27
July 13 August  3
July 20 August 10
July 27 August 17
August 3 August 24
August 10 August 31
August 17 September 7
August 24 September 14
August 31 September 21
September 7 September 28
September 14 October 5
September 21 October 12
September 28 October 19
October 5 October 26

Exempt Review

There are no specific deadlines, except for students soon to graduate or students taking two-semester research courses (see deadlines in Student Project Timelines). We recommend that you apply at least four weeks prior to the start of your project if you are not a student subject to these special deadlines.

Always submit as early as possible, especially during our high volume times (late October through mid-spring).

Decisions are communicated roughly one week after the submission of a complete package during low volume times, unless staff members are out of the office.