Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Human Subjects Application Submission Deadlines For Calendar Year 2021

Applications that meet the exempt or expedite criteria may be submitted at any time (please see the list of exempt & expedite criteria here).

The deadlines listed below apply only to protocol actions that must be reviewed by full committee at a convened meeting, including:

  • New applications that do not qualify for exempt or expedite review due to the risk level, population, or study design.
  • Continuing renewals for protocols that do not qualify for exempt or expedite review
  • Amendments to protocols that have continued review by the full board
  • Amendments to protocols that include an increased risk to the participants
  • Reportable incidents

Please use eProtocol to submit all applications for review.

Applications are due by 5:00pm on the 1st Thursday of each month (dates below). Submit the application via eProtocol.

Month Protocol Submission Deadline IRB Meeting Date
January 7th SBER 11th; BMR 21th
February 4th SBER 15th; BMR 18th
March 15th SBER 15th; BMR 18th
April 1st
Subject to Change. See updates on the transition from eProtocol to Kuali Protocols
SBER 19th; BMR 22nd
May 6th SBER 20th; BMR 20th
June 3rd SBER 14th; BMR 17th
July 1st SBER 12th; BMR 16th
August 4th SBER TBD; BMR TBD
September 2nd SBER TBD; BMR TBD
October  7th SBER TBD; BMR TBD
November 4th SBER TBD; BMR TBD
December* 2nd SBER TBD; BMR TBD

Following the meeting, an e-mail from eProtocol regarding the IRB’s determination will be sent to the PI (and all personnel listed on the protocol) within 10 working days. A Researcher may not initiate human participant involvement (including recruitment and/or records access) until an IRB approval number for the project is received.