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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 16, 2015 September 30, 2015
October 14, 2015 October 28, 2015
November 4, 2015 November 18, 2015
December 2, 2015 December 16, 2015
January 13, 2016 January 27, 2016
February 10, 2016 February 24, 2016
March 16, 2016 March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 April 13, 2016
April 20, 2016 May 4, 2016
May 11, 2016 May 25, 2016
June 8, 2016 June 22, 2016
July 6, 2016 July 20, 2016

***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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