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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 3, 2014 September 17, 2014
October 1, 2014 October 15, 2014
November 5, 2014 November 19, 2014
December 3, 2014 December 17, 2014
January 14, 2015 January 28, 2015
February 11, 2015 February 25, 2015
March 11, 2015 March 25, 2015
April 1, 2015 April 15, 2015
April 22, 2015 May 6, 2015
May 13, 2015 May 27, 2015
June 10, 2015 June 24, 2015
July 8, 2015 July 23, 2015

***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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