IRB Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines

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 10, 2014 August 26, 2014
October 15, 2014 September 30, 2014
November 12, 2014 October 28, 2014
December 10, 2014 November 25, 2014
January 14, 2015 January 2, 2015
February 11, 2015 January 27, 2015
March 11, 2015

February 24, 2015

April 8, 2015 March 24, 2015
May 6, 2015 April 21, 2015

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 or telephone at 330-972-7666.

Applicants should refer to the Applicant's Manual.

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