Please refer to the schedules and deadlines below for when submitting your application.
Students, if you plan to graduate in a given semester, you must apply during the semester prior to the one in which you plan to graduate.
After the IRB reviews your application and issues a decision, you must submit any requested modifications within 6 months of the notification. Otherwise, the IRB with automatically withdraw your application, and you will need to re-apply.
We recommend that you apply at least 3 months prior to the start of your project for full review. If you are involving prisoners in research, please allow more time, as there are special requirements which must be met according to federal regulations.
Researchers will usually receive a decision letter within 1 week of the meeting date (depending on review volume).
If after review, your initial application is granted "deferred" status, this means that your modifications will need to be reviewed as full at a future convened meeting, based on submission by the appropriate deadline. If your initial application is granted a "modifications required" status, this means that your modifications will be reviewed outside of a meeting by a smaller number of members. Review of modifications outside of a meeting usually takes 1 week (depending on review volume).
|Meeting Date|| Application Deadline |
(by 4:30 PM)
|May 21, 2014||May 7, 2014||11:00 AM||Swartz Center
|June 18, 2014||June 4, 2014||11:00 AM||Swartz Center
We recommend that you apply at least 2 months prior to the start of your project for expedited review.
The turnaround time for expedited review is normally 3 weeks for the review of initial applications, continuing review/renewal applications and requests for revisions to previously approved research, assuming that the submissions are complete. Deadlines are each MONDAY by 4:30 PM. Applications received after the deadline will be subject to the following week's submission cycle. Decision letters will be uploaded into IRBNet by the Monday three weeks following the initial submission deadline (except where noted).
Turnaround for review of modifications requested by the IRB is usually 1 week.
NOTE: Please plan ahead, especially during holiday periods. While we will make every effort to adhere to the below schedule, application handling and review time are affected by the condition of submissions, current volume, and staffing. As all researchers are equally important to us, the Board reviews on a first-come, first-served basis and makes every effort to process and review in as timely a fashion as possible.
|Applications due MONDAY by 4:30 PM on: ||IRB should upload a decision letter by:|
|April 7||April 28|
Marywood University is closed on April 21st.
|May 5||May 26|
|May 12||June 2|
|May 19||June 9|
|May 26||June 16|
|June 2||June 23
|July 7||July 28
|August 11||September 1|