IRB applications may be submitted at any time to the Office of Research Administration (+2102). Many IRB applications can be approved through expedited review and will not require a presentation to the full IRB.
The process for expedited review and approval takes two to three weeks. Generally, the more complete the initial proposal, the less time it takes for approval.
The deadlines for IRB applications requiring full IRB review are listed below. The IRB meets monthly from 10:00 a.m. until about noon in the Polsky Building Suite 284 (Room 285-C). Unless a special request is made, the IRB does not meet in the summer.
|IRB MEETING DATE||Application Receipt Deadline (5:00 p.m.)|
|September 11, 2013||August 27, 2013|
|October 9, 2013||September 24, 2013|
|November 13, 2013||October 29, 2013|
|December 11, 2013||November 26, 2013|
|January 15, 2014||January 2, 2014|
|February 12, 2014||January 28, 2014|
|March 12, 2014||
February 25, 2014
|April 9, 2014||March 25, 2014|
|May 7, 2014||April 22, 2014|
If you are unsure whether your protocol will require a full board review or an expedited review, you must present your application to the IRB office by the deadline for the upcoming meeting. This rule also applies to applications for continuing review. Applicants should retain a copy for their own records. Deadlines are strictly observed.
All application materials should be delivered to the Office of Research Administration, Polsky Building Suite 284, Mail Zip +2102.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Samartgedes, IRB Secretary, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 330-972-7666.
Applicants should refer to the Applicant's Manual.