Human Research Protection Program


Review Process

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Submissions to the IRB are processed and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order received. The timeline to approval varies depending on the category of review, quality and completeness of a submission, revisions required and responsiveness, and number of review requests in the queue.  Planning for the IRB review process will help ensure that important deadlines/timelines are met, avoiding delays in the initiation of your research. In general, investigators should plan to submit a complete application for IRB review at least 30-45 days prior to beginning studies.

 

Review LevelTimeframe
Exempt1 to 3 weeks
Expedited2 to 4 weeks
Full Committee1 to 2 months