IRB Full Board Meeting Schedule

Protocol Review Schedule and Guidelines

Below are the Wednesday noon monthly meeting dates and protocol due dates for the Institutional Review Board for Spring 2018.

Meeting Date Protocol Due Date
February  6 January 23
March 6 February 20
April 3 March 20
May 8 April 24
June 5 May 22
July 3 June 19
August 7 July 24
September 5 August 21
October 9 September 25
November 6 October 23
December 4 November 20


  • Fewer than 5% of protocols require Full Board Review. Contact the Division of Research Integrity and Compliance (x7482, or ) to determine if your study might require Full Board Review.
  • Protocols for Full Board Review must be submitted 2 weeks in advance of meetings (see schedule above). Deadlines will be strictly observed. Other protocols may be submitted at any time.
  • IRB staff conduct a preliminary review and invariably request some protocol modifications. Modifications must be completed by the Thursday that precedes the Board meeting.
  • To facilitate reviews, investigators are invited to Board meetings to directly address concerns.
  • To understand the IRB review process, see the IRB Flow Charts.
  • For guidance on preparing protocols, see our Protocol Tips page.