Submissions are reviewed in the order in which they are received. The number of submissions received at any given time may vary significantly and can affect review time. Also, the quality and completeness of submissions will affect review time. Investigators should always plan and submit well in advance to prevent any delays in your project. Visit the Knowledge Center and review the guidance documents for helpful information about preparing documents for submission.

Exempt / Expedited Reviews

Protocols determined to require exempt or expedited review are generally responded to within 10-15 business days. 

Note: The first response you receive from the IRB Coordinator may not be an approval. It will likely be a request to provide further information before an official determination can be made. See the IRB Process video for a more in-depth explanation of how the IRB process works. 

Full Board Review

Submissions that require full board review will undergo an administrative pre-review before they will be scheduled for full board review. The pre-review will be conducted based on the normal IRB turnaround times. If no changes are required, the submission will be scheduled for the next available board meeting. 

If changes are required, the results of the pre-review will be communicated through eRA. The response to the pre-review will be reviewed, and if satisfactory, will be scheduled for the next available board meeting. Meeting agendas close 8 business days before the meeting. Submissions that are not board ready when the agenda close date is reached will be scheduled for the next available meeting the following month. 

These dates only apply to full board review.

Panel A: Social Behavioral Research

2019-2020 Meeting Date Agenda Close Date
August 08/12/2019 07/31/2019
September 09/09/2019 08/28/2019
October 10/14/2019 10/02/2019
November 11/11/2019 10/30/2019
December 12/09/2019 11/27/2019
January 01/13/2020 01/01/2020
February 02/10/2020 01/29/2020
March 03/09/2020 02/26/2020
April 04/13/2020 04/01/2020
May 05/11/2020 04/29/2020
June 06/08/2020 05/27/2020
July 07/13/2020 07/01/2020
August 08/10/2020 07/29/2020

Panel B: Biomedical Research

2019-2020 Meeting Date Agenda Close Date
August 08/29/2019 08/19/2019
September 09/26/2019 09/16/2019
October 10/24/2019 10/14/2019
November 11/21/2019 11/11/2019
December 12/12/2019 12/02/2019
January 01/23/2020 01/13/2020
February 02/27/2020 02/17/2020
March 03/19/2020 03/09/2020
April 04/23/2020 04/13/2020
May 05/28/2020 05/18/2020
June 06/25/2020 06/15/2020
July 07/23/2020 07/13/2020
August 08/27/2020 08/17/2020