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 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 mary6@uakron.edu or telephone at 330-972-7666.

Applicants should refer to the Applicant's Manual.

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