Human Subjects Research
Application Review Procedures
The procedure for review for each application is dependent upon the review level requested
in the application. The procedures for each level are summarized below.
||Number of Reviewers
||Estimated Time for Review
|*Please note: Peak application months will increase the above listed average turnaround
times by one to two weeks. Please plan accordingly. See chart below for what has been
historically our peak application months.
An application to be reviewed by the full board is sent to all members of the board.
The application must be received two weeks prior to the next IRB meeting date to be
considered at that meeting.
A primary or lead reviewer from the board is assigned to each full board application.
This individual is responsible for presenting the application to full board at the
convened meeting and leading the initial discussion.
The review level requested in an application can be changed by any board member at
any time. A monthly summary of all research reviewed as exempt or expedited is presented
to the full board for informational purposes at each convened meeting.
The IRB reserves the right to re-review any application that has been reviewed in
another category and make the approval subject to additional requirements.