Meeting Schedule & Deadlines

The IRB typically will convene at regular monthly meetings. The calendar of scheduled meeting dates and locations are made available on this website at the start of each academic semester.

If a proposal requires review by the convened board, it must be submitted to the IRB office by the deadline indicated below in order to be placed on the agenda for the corresponding meeting.

Meeting Date

Submission Deadline

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Closed
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Wednesday, August 3, 2016
September Meeting TBC Wednesday, September 7, 2016
October Meeting TBC Wednesday, September 28, 2016
November Meeting TBC Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  • Submission deadlines apply only to proposals requiring full board review.
  • Expedited and Exempt proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Proposals pertaining to research intended to occur over the summer should be submitted by mid-April. Proposals scheduled to begin in the fall should be submitted no later than the middle of June.
  • Allow a minimum of six weeks for an Expedited proposal and two months for a Full Board proposal in the event that multiple drafts are required for review.
  • If you have not received confirmation of receipt from the IRB within five calendar days of submission, please contact the IRB (if a student, please have your faculty advisor contact the IRB).
  • Submitting a complete, well-prepared proposal is the best way to guarantee a smooth review of your proposal. Incomplete or missing documents, unclear information, and missed steps in IRBNet are the most frequent cause of delays.
  • Processing Delays: There are certain times of the year that are particularly busy for OSSP and the IRB. Do remember that the IRB is made of of faculty members whose availability to review decreases during the following times of the year: midterm, December and early January, May (finals and graduation), and over the summer (many IRB members are off-contract during the summer months). During periods where faculty are not as available, it may take longer to gain IRB approval. Please factor this into your schedule when preparing your submission to the IRB.