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 on the IRB web site. Please call the OIRB at 934-3789 if you need clarification for meeting dates around official UAB holidays.
All new protocols submitted for convened IRB board review undergo an administrative pre-review by an OIRB staff member. The outcome of this administrative review is e-mailed to the PI and contact person. After all required revisions are complete, the protocol will be scheduled for formal review at the next available convened IRB meeting.