Upon receipt of your application, the IRB will determine level of review. Most reviews are expedited, i.e., reviewed in-office, on an ongoing basis, by the Chair and selected reviewers. Only those proposals subject to full board review, i.e., by committee, are required to meet submission deadlines (see table, below).
IRB Committee Meeting Schedules
- The Biomedical IRB consists of four committees, one of which meets on each of the first four Mondays of the month, unless the Monday is a holiday.
- The single Non-Biomedical IRB committee meets the second Tuesday of each month.
- New studies requiring dental expertise are reviewed by the Biomedical Committee B (meets second Monday except holidays). Once approved, a renewal or modification of a dental study can often be reviewed by any of the biomedical IRBs.
If you anticipate that your application will require full board review, please observe the deadline (see below) for the committee governing your research.
- The “Deadline” date in the table below is the date the submission is accepted* by the IRB. The “Meeting” date is when the committee meets.
- An application accepted by the published deadline will generally be assigned to the corresponding meeting. However, there may be circumstances when this is not possible, in which case it will be assigned to the next available committee meeting.
- Dates are subject to change–check this web page for updates.
2015 IRB Committee Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines*
|Dec 9, 2014||Nov 25, 2014||Dec 1, 2014||Nov 17, 2014|
|Dec 8||Nov 24|
|Dec 15||Dec 1|
|Dec 22||Dec 8|
|Jan 13, 2015||Dec 16, 2014||Jan 5, 2015||Dec 16|
|Jan 12||Dec 29|
|Jan 20||Jan 5|
|Jan 26||Jan 12, 2015|
|Feb 2||Jan 20|
|Feb 10||Jan 27, 2015||Feb 9||Jan 26|
|Feb 16||Feb 2|
|Feb 23||Feb 9|
|Mar 2||Feb 16|
|Mar 10||Feb 24||Mar 9||Feb 23|
|Mar 16||Mar 2|
|Mar 23||Mar 9|
|Apr 14||Mar 31||Apr 6||Mar 23|
|Apr 13||Mar 30|
|Apr 20||Apr 6|
|Apr 27||Apr 13|
|May 4||Apr 20|
|May 12||Apr 28||May 11||Apr 27|
|May 18||May 4|
|May 26||May 11|
|Jun 1||May 18|
|Jun 9||May 26||Jun 8||May 26|
|Jun 15||Jun 1|
|Jun 22||Jun 8|
|Jul 14||Jun 30||Jul 6||Jun 22|
|Jul 13||Jun 29|
|Jul 20||Jul 6|
|Jul 27||Jul 13|
|Aug 11||Jul 28||Aug 3||Jul 20|
|Aug 10||Jul 27|
|Aug 17||Aug 3|
|Aug 24||Aug 10|
|Sep 8||Aug 25||Sep 1 (Tuesday)||Aug 17|
|Sep 14||Aug 31|
|Sep 21||Sep 8|
|Sep 28||Sep 14|
|Oct 13||Sept 29||Oct 5||Sep 21|
|Oct 12||Sep 28|
|Oct 19||Oct 5|
|Oct 26||Oct 12|
|Nov 2||Oct 19|
|Nov 10||Oct 27||Nov 9||Oct 26|
|Nov 16||Nov 2|
|Nov 23||Nov 9|
|Dec 1 (Tuesday)||Nov 16|
|Dec 8||Nov 24||Dec 7||Nov 23|
|Dec 14||Dec 30|
|Dec 21||Dec 7|
|Jan 4, 2016||Dec 21, 2015|
|Jan 12, 2016||Dec 29, 2015||Jan 11||Dec 15|
|Jan 25||Jan 11, 2015|
* Deadline is defined as the date the submission is accepted by the IRB (typically, the IRB accepts a submission on the business day routing is complete; OR, the next business day).