Please refer to the schedules and deadlines below when submitting your application.
Student Investigators: Students planning to graduate in a given semester must apply during the semester prior to the one in which they plan to graduate, in order to allow ample time for the entire review process and study execution. The only exception is research courses spanning two semesters (e.g., SSW 701/702, PSYCH 421/422), which have a course deadline of February 1st.
After the IRB or ERC reviews an application and renders a decision, investigators must submit requested modifications within six months of notification. Otherwise, the IRB or ERC will automatically withdraw the application.
We recommend that you apply at least three months prior to the start of your project for full review. Full review deadlines are two weeks prior to the 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, depending on current volume.
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 to two members. Review of requested modifications outside of a meeting usually takes a few days to one week, depending on current volume.
|Fall 2017 Meeting Dates||Application Deadline |
(by 4:30 PM)
|April 26||April 12||2:30PM||Learning Commons (Library)
|May 24||May 10||2:30PM||Learning Commons (Library)
All meetings are tentative. The IRB must maintain a quorum (majority of membership, including one non-scientist), so some dates may need to be changed as they grow near.
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 submission cycle.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the IRB's decision within two to three weeks of the deadline, depending on current volume and assuming that the application package was complete at the time of submission.
Review of requested modifications usually takes a few days to one week, depending on current volume.
|Applications due MONDAY by 4:30 PM on:||IRB should render an official decision on or before:|
|March 26||April 16|
|April 2||April 23|
|April 9||April 30|
|April 16||May 7|
|April 23||May 14|
|April 30||May 21|
|May 7||May 28|
|May 14||June 4|
|May 21||June 11|
|May 28||June 18|
|June 4||June 25|
|June 11||July 2|
|June 18||July 9|
|June 25||July 16|
|July 2||July 9|
|July 9||July 16|
|July 16||July 23|
|July 23||July 30|
|July 30||August 20|
We recommend that you apply at least four to six weeks prior to the start of your project for exempt review. There are no weekly deadlines.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the ERC's decision within a week of submission, depending on current volume and assuming that the application package was complete at the time of submission. 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.