Please refer to the schedules and deadlines below when submitting your application.
Student Investigators: Students planning to graduate in a given semester must apply during the semester prior to the one in which they plan to graduate, in order to allow ample time for the entire review process and study execution. The only exception is research courses spanning two semesters (e.g., SSW 701/702, PSYCH 421/422), which have a course deadline of February 1st.
After the IRB or ERC reviews an application and renders a decision, investigators must submit requested modifications within six months of notification. Otherwise, the IRB or ERC will automatically withdraw the application.
We recommend that you apply at least three months prior to the start of your project for full review. Full review deadlines are two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the IRB's decision within a few days to one week after the meeting date, depending on current volume.
If a "deferred" decision is rendered, modifications must be reviewed at a future convened meeting, based on submission by the appropriate deadline. If a "modifications required" decision is rendered, modifications may be reviewed outside of a meeting by one to two members. Review of requested modifications outside of a meeting usually takes a few days to one week, depending on current volume.
|Fall 2017 Meeting Dates||Application Deadline |
(by 4:30 PM)
|January 25||January 11||2:30PM||Swartz Center
|February 22||February 8||2:30PM||Learning Commons (Library)
|March, April & May - TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
All meetings are tentative. The IRB must maintain a quorum (
We recommend that you apply at least two months prior to the start of your project for expedited review. Expedited deadlines are each MONDAY by 4:30 PM.
Applications received after the deadline or in an incomplete condition (e.g., missing signatures or documents) will be subject to the following week's submission cycle.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the IRB's decision within two to three weeks of the deadline, depending on current volume and assuming that the application package was complete at the time of submission.
Review of requested modifications usually takes a few days to one week, depending on current volume.
|Applications due MONDAY by 4:30 PM on:||IRB should render an official decision on or before:|
|December 11||January 15
|December 18||January 22
|January 1||January 29|
|January 8||January 29|
|January 15||February 5|
|January 22||February 12|
|January 29||February 19|
|February 5||February 26|
|February 12||March 5|
|February 19||March 12|
|February 26||March 19|
|March 5||March 26|
|March 12||April 2|
|March 19||April 9|
|March 26||April 16|
|April 2||April 23|
|April 9||April 30|
|April 16||May 4|
|April 23||May 11|
We recommend that you apply at least four to six weeks prior to the start of your project for exempt review. There are no weekly deadlines.
Turnaround: Investigators will typically receive an emailed notice of the ERC's decision within a week of submission, depending on current volume and assuming that the application package was complete at the time of submission. If incomplete, the turnaround will be based on the date of completion of the package. During holiday periods, especially from Thanksgiving through early January, turnaround may be longer, due to staff vacation time, holiday office closures and an increased volume of submissions. Please plan accordingly.