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IRB Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

Schedule ImagePlease refer to the schedules and deadlines below for when submitting your application.

Students, if you plan to graduate in a given semester, you must apply during the semester prior to the one in which you plan to graduate.

After the IRB reviews your application and issues a decision, you must submit any requested modifications within 6 months of the notification. Otherwise, the IRB with automatically withdraw your application, and you will need to re-apply.


Full Review

We recommend that you apply at least 3 months prior to the start of your project for full review. If you are involving prisoners in research, please allow more time, as there are special requirements which must be met according to federal regulations.

Researchers will usually receive a decision letter within 1 week of the meeting date (depending on review volume).

If after review, your initial application is granted "deferred" status, this means that your modifications will need to be reviewed as full at a future convened meeting, based on submission by the appropriate deadline. If your initial application is granted a "modifications required" status, this means that your modifications will be reviewed outside of a meeting by a smaller number of members. Review of modifications outside of a meeting usually takes 1 week (depending on review volume).


NOTE:

  • Submissions received by the deadline, but in an incomplete state (e.g., missing sponsor's signature, missing required documents, etc.), will be held for the next meeting cycle, without exception.

  • Submissions received after the close of business on the day of the deadline will be held for the next meeting cycle, without exception.

  • Certain types of research require the IRB to consult with an expert in a particular field (e.g., medical specialist, pharmacist, etc.). This often involves additional time. Please plan accordingly.

  • Prisoner research involves our Prisoner advocate, as well as special federal requirements. This often involves additional time. Please plan accordingly.


Meeting Date Application Deadline
(by 4:30 PM)
Time Location
May 21, 2014 May 7, 2014 11:00 AM Swartz Center
Room D
June 18, 2014 June 4, 2014 11:00 AM Swartz Center
Room D

 


Expedited Review

We recommend that you apply at least 2 months prior to the start of your project for expedited review.

The turnaround time for expedited review is normally 3 weeks for the review of initial applications, continuing review/renewal applications and requests for revisions to previously approved research, assuming that the submissions are complete. Deadlines are each MONDAY by 4:30 PM. Applications received after the deadline will be subject to the following week's submission cycle. Decision letters will be uploaded into IRBNet by the Monday three weeks following the initial submission deadline (except where noted).

Turnaround for review of modifications requested by the IRB is usually 1 week.

NOTE: Please plan ahead, especially during holiday periods. While we will make every effort to adhere to the below schedule, application handling and review time are affected by the condition of submissions, current volume, and staffing. As all researchers are equally important to us, the Board reviews on a first-come, first-served basis and makes every effort to process and review in as timely a fashion as possible.

 

Applications due MONDAY by 4:30 PM on:
IRB should upload a decision letter by:
April 7 April 28
April 14
May 7
April 22
Marywood University is closed on April 21st.
May 12
April 28
May 19
May 5 May 26
May 12 June 2
May 19 June 9
May 26 June 16
June 2 June 23
June 9
June 30
June 16
July 7
June 23
July 14
June 30
July 21
July 7 July 28
July 14
August 4
July 21
August 11
July 28
August 18
August 4
August 25
August 11 September 1
August 18
September 8
August 25
September 15
September 1
September 22
September 8
September 29
September 15
October 6
September 22
October 13
September 29
October 20

 


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