IRB Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

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

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

All ReviewsPlan 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

Fall 2019 Meeting DatesApplication Deadline by 4:30pm TimeLocation
December 6
Cancelled - No Full Applications Received
November 22 1:00pm LC 312
Spring meeting dates are currently being determined. If you need your research reviewed via
a full process in January, please submit it by January 3.

Expedited Review

Deadlines are each Monday by 4:30pm. Decisions are communicated in about two to three weeks after the deadline. 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:
November 25
*This is the cutoff for guaranteed turnaround
before the Christmas break, assuming that the
submission is complete at the time of receipt.
December 16
December 2 January 6
December 9 -16 January 13
December 23 - 30 January 20
January 6 January 27
January 13 February 3
January 20 February 10
January 27 February 17
February 3 February 24
February 10 March 2

Exempt Review

NOTE: The Director will be out of the office from December 9-13. Review times will be affected. Our research assistant will still conduct prereview of all submissions during this time, but no official actions will be taken by the ERC. Please plan accordingly.

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.

During our high volume times (late October into mid-spring), submit as early as possible. Submissions made during the month of December may not turn around until early January.

Decisions are communicated roughly one week after the submission of a complete package during low volume times.