January 6, 2017
IRB members review applications on our own time before meetings so that we can discuss them in our meetings and provide timely feedback to researchers. To help us with this, we request that researchers submit all applications for review before noon on the Friday of the week before the next meeting is held. All applications received after the Friday noon deadline will be reviewed at a subsequent meeting.
We make every effort to review applications in the meeting following each submission deadline. However, periods with high numbers of application submissions can delay our review. In some cases, we need to defer some of the applications submitted by the deadline to a later meeting. Please be understanding if there are longer than usual delays with your application during exceptionally busy periods for the IRB.