IRB Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

The below schedules are contingent upon your submission being complete, and they will aid you in the submission process. Please refer to our Application Process and Deadlines policy for full details.

Exempt | Expedited | Full | Student Project Timelines | Modifications or Revisions Timelines

All ReviewsPlan ahead, especially during holidays, summer or other breaks. Review times are affected by your package'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. Also:
  • Incomplete submissions are held until complete, which may place them in a future review cycle.
  • Submissions made after a deadline's business hours are subject to the next meeting or review cycle.
  • Prisoner research requires inclusion of our Prisoner Advocate, which may add review time.
  • Certain activities may require expert consultation (e.g., IT, attorney, physician specialist, etc.), which may add review time.

Full Review

Deadlines are two weeks prior to scheduled meetings. Initial decisions are communicated in about 2-7 business days after the meeting. We recommend applying about 3 months prior to the start of your project. Due to Federal quorum requirements, meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Summer 2022 Meeting DatesApplication Deadline by 5:00pm Meeting TimeLocation
June 16 June 2 1:00pm Online
July 19 July 5 1:00pm Online
August 16 August 2 1:00pm Online
Fall meetings will be scheduled by mid-August and will most likely take
place in the later half of each month.

Expedited Review

Deadlines are each Monday by 5:00pm, but you do not need to wait until a Monday to submit. Initial decisions are communicated in about 2-3 weeks after the deadline, depending on volume and staffing. We recommend applying about 2 months prior to the start of your project. 

Applications due MONDAY by 5:00pm on:
IRB should render an official, initial decision on or before:
June 13 July 11
June 20
*Staff vacation this week
July 18
June 27
*Staff vacation this week
July 25
July 4
*Closed for Holiday
July 25
July 11 August 1
July 18 August 8
July 25 August 15
August 1 August 22
August 8 August 29
August 15 September 5
August 22 September 12
August 29 September 19

Exempt Review

There are no deadlines, except for students planning to graduate or students taking two-semester research courses (see Student Project Timelines). We recommend that you apply at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your project if you are not a student subject to special deadlines.

Always submit as early as possible, especially during our high volume times, which are late fall into 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. During the weeks of June 20 and 27 and July 4, review might be slightly delayed, due to staff vacation time.