IRB approval is required:
IRB approval is not required:
Meetings of the Institutional Review Board The IRB meets twice a semester and once in the summer. Proposals must be submitted to the IRB at least 14 working days prior to the first day of these months.
The IRB must communicate to the researcher its decision on the proposals within 14 working days for expedited reviews and within 7 working days after the scheduled meeting of the IRB for full reviews.
The IRB may also call an unscheduled meeting if the Chair deems it necessary. Minutes are distributed by the Chair or faculty secretary.
Voting Procedures: Majority vote (one vote more than half) when a quorum is present (quorum: 2/3rds of membership)
Post-Review ProcessProtocols will be reviewed by the Committee and classified as follows:
Approved: You will receive notification of acceptance and will be given an IRB protocol number, on file, which will be valid one year from approval date.
Conditionally Approved (revise and resubmit): You must address recommended revisions to study procedures and/or forms, and then resubmit. Your study will go through review again.
Rejected: Your study is rejected in its current form, but you may resubmit once drastic revisions have been made. Your study can go through review again.