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IRB Meeting Dates

IRB meetings are required for all protocols requiring full committee review* and for those expedited reviews brought to full committee by a reviewer. In order to ensure your protocol is given appropriate consideration all materials with appropriate signatures (protocol cover page, application, consent forms, recruiting materials, instrumentation, debriefing statements, translation and translation certifications, required education certificate) must be submitted by the deadlines indicated below for each meeting. ** Time is required for review by the IRB Administrator to provide feedback for changes, corrections, and additions and for the one week review period required for IRB members.

Deadline for Submission IRB Meeting Date
September 11, 2013 September 25, 2013
October 2, 2013 October 16, 2013
November 6, 2013 November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013 December 18, 2013
January 15, 2014 January 29, 2014
February 12, 2014 February 26, 2014
March 12, 2014 March 26, 2014
April 2, 2014 April 16, 2014
April 23, 2014 May 7, 2014
May 14, 2013 May 28, 2014
June 11, 2014 June 25, 2014
July 9, 2014 July 23, 2014

***No August Meeting***

*There are no specific deadlines for protocols requiring exemption or expedited review. These are accepted on a rolling basis. Submission for these reviews submitted around the deadline dates for full review may be delayed due to the volume of full reviews.

**Please note that the approval of international research may require additional time due to requirements in other countries, negotiation of individual investigator agreements, and geographical and communication constraints. It is recommended that you plan at least three months prior to your desired study start date. 

***The IRB does not meet in August; therefore, appropriate planning for summer research and/or application for continuing review is essential.

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