The deadlines noted below are for renewals reviewed by the convened IRB only. Renewals must be submitted 6-8 weeks prior to the expiration date of the current IRB approval to ensure approval of the protocol does not lapse.
These deadlines DO NOT apply to the review of new protocols. New protocols requiring convened IRB review undergo a pre-review by OIRB staff within 10 days of submission. Issues noted in the pre-review must be addressed before the protocol will be scheduled for review by the board at a convened IRB meeting. The meeting at which a new protocol will be reviewed is dependent upon receipt by the OIRB of any revisions or clarifications requested in the pre-review. Additional information regarding the pre-review process can be found here.