All research involving human subjects that does not qualify for Exempt or Expedited review is reviewed by the convened IRB. For example, convened review is required for all research that involves
All protocols approved by the convened IRB must be submitted for continuing review and approval, as described in Continuing Review & Approval. A final report is also required when the study has ended.
Investigators applying for convened review should become familiar with all sections of this guidebook and the requirements described in them.
OHRP has published decision trees that are available online to help in determining whether a research proposal fits the criteria for review by the convened IRB.
Usually, the IRB meets each Wednesday. The OIRB posts an annual schedule of meeting dates and the corresponding deadlines on the IRB web site. All materials should be delivered to the OIRB by the time and date shown on the schedule. Please call the OIRB at 934-3789 if you need clarification for meeting and deadline dates around official UAB holidays.
IRB review will be scheduled on the basis of the date and time materials are received. Investigators are not required to attend meetings at which their protocols are reviewed; however, they may be asked to attend to answer questions from the IRB. If an investigator wishes to attend the IRB meeting, he or she may contact the OIRB approximately 1 week before the meeting or after receiving the e-mail notification of when the protocol will be reviewed. For certain protocols, the IRB may contact the investigator to request that they attend or be available by telephone to answer questions from the IRB members.
Page updated: May 8, 2013