Applications for IRB review may be submitted at any time(go here to download the correct application form and related information). All applications will be read shortly after receipt.
Nearly all applications meet the criteria either for exemption or for expedited review(go here to review these criteria). The initial response to these applications will generally take two to five business days.
Applications that do not qualify for exemption or the expedited procedure require review by the full Board. Board meetings take place monthly as needed. Applications received by the first of the month will generally be reviewed before the end of the month, and the Board's written response will be conveyed within one week of its meeting.
Please contact the IRB office if you have further questions regarding the level of review your research is likely to require.