Submission requirements and schedules

Exempt and Expedited Research 

There is no deadline for the submission of new exempt and expedited applications. There is also no deadline for expedited modifications and continuing reviews. The IRB will review these submissions as they are received.

Full Committee Review

The IRB meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

All new protocol submissions should be received well in advance of each IRB meeting in order to allow ample time for a pre-review by the administrative office and to allow time for an investigator to respond to the pre-review comments. However, all new submissions must be received at least two weeks prior to the next meeting in order to be reviewed at that upcoming meeting.    

All modifications and continuing reviews requiring review by the full committee should also be received well in advance of each IRB meeting but must be submitted no later than the second or fourth Monday of each month in order to be included on the agenda for the next scheduled IRB meeting.