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 Otherwise, their application will be automatically withdrawn.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|
Canceled - No full applications received by deadline
|November 28||11:00am||Swartz E|
Spring dates are currently being scheduled with IRB members and will be posted in early January. Plan to have materials ready for submission by the first week of January. January's meeting will most likely take place mid-month or later in the month.
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:|
Submissions received on or after this date
may not turn around before the holiday
break. The actual turn around will depend
upon volume, staffing and member availability
in the months of December and January.
|January 7||January 28|
|January 14||February 4|
|January 21||February 11|
|January 28||February 18|
|February 4||February 25|
|February 11||March 4|
|February 18||March 11|
|February 25||March 18|
|March 4||March 25|
|March 11||April 1|
|March 18||April 8|
Staff will be on vacation for two weeks in April, including Easter week. This will affect turnaround times for late March through mid-April, as shown below. We will process submissions in as timely a fashion as possible.
|March 25||April 23
|April 1||April 29
|April 8||May 6|
There are no weekly deadlines. We recommend that you apply at least four to six weeks prior to the start of your exempted project.
Turnaround: The ERC will typically render a decision within a week of submission, assuming that your 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, turnaround may be longer, due to faculty and staff vacation time and holiday office closures. Please plan accordingly. It is best to apply as early as possible.