IRB Meeting Dates & Deadlines

Research Integrity


Electronic submission with all Departmental Approvals must be received in the IRB office by the posted deadlines.

Before a study is submitted to the IRB, departmental approvals must be obtained.

The eIRB system automatically routes the study to the approving individuals along with a notification email. If required approvals are incomplete, the current “State” of the study under the study’s main page will be "Department Review.” In this case, the department reviewers may not have issued approval for the study. Departmental approvals must be taken into consideration when trying to meet IRB deadlines. Example: If the submit button was selected but not all departmental approvals have signed off, the study has not been received by the IRB thus if it is deadline day your study will not have made the deadline.

The IRB does not have your application until all of the necessary prior approvals have been completed.

The state will then change to “IRB staff review”. An application is not complete and deemed received by the IRB until the state changes to “IRB staff Review".

2020 Deadlines for Submissions & Meetings

Dates and Deadlines 2020 (PDF)

IRB I

Due in IRB: December 5, 2019 For Review IRB Meeting: January 7, 2020

Due in IRB: January 9, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: February 4, 2020

Due in IRB: February 6, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: March 3, 2020

Due in IRB: March 5, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: April 7, 2020

Due in IRB: April 2, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: May 5, 2020

Due in IRB: May 7, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: June 2, 2020

Due in IRB: June 4, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: July 7, 2020

Due in IRB: July 9, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: August 4, 2020

Due in IRB: August 6, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: September 1, 2020

Due in IRB: September 3, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: October 6, 2020

Due in IRB: October 8, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: November 3, 2020

Due in IRB: November 5, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: December 1, 2020

Due in IRB: December 3, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: January 5, 2021

IRB II

Due in IRB: December 19, 2019 For Review IRB Meeting: January 21, 2020

Due in IRB: January 23, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: February 18, 2019

Due in IRB: February 20, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: March 17, 2020

Due in IRB: March 19, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: April 21, 2020

Due in IRB: April 23, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: May 19, 2020

Due in IRB: May 21, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: June 16, 2020

Due in IRB: June 18, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: July 21, 2020

Due in IRB: July 23, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: August 18, 2020

Due in IRB: August 20, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: September 15, 2020

Due in IRB: September 17, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: October 20, 2020

Due in IRB: October 22, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: November 17, 2020

Due in IRB: November 19, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: December 15, 2020

Due in IRB: December 17, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: January 19, 2021

IRB III

Due in IRB: December 23, 2019 For Review IRB Meeting: January 14, 2020

Due in IRB: January 6, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: January 28, 2020

Due in IRB: January 17, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: February 11, 2020

Due in IRB: February 3, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: February 25, 2020

Due in IRB: February 14, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: March 10, 2020

Due in IRB: March 2, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: March 24, 2020

Due in IRB: March 23, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: April 14, 2020

Due in IRB: April 6, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: April 28, 2020

Due in IRB: April 20, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: May 12, 2020

Due in IRB: May 4, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: May 26, 2020

Due in IRB: May 18, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: June 9, 2020

Due in IRB: June 1, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: June 23, 2020

Due in IRB: June 22, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: July 14, 2020

Due in IRB: July 6, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: July 28, 2020

Due in IRB: July 20, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: August 11, 2020

Due in IRB: August 3, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: August 25, 2020

Due in IRB: August 17, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: September 8, 2020

Due in IRB: August 31, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: September 22, 2020

Due in IRB: September 21, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: October 13, 2020

Due in IRB: October 5, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: October 27, 2020

Due in IRB: October 19, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: November 10, 2020

Due in IRB: November 2, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: November 24, 2020

Due in IRB: November 16, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: December 8, 2020

Due in IRB: December 21, 2020 For Review IRB Meeting: January 12, 2021

Where to Submit

Effective January 1, 2009, Department of Neurosciences Research should be submitted to IRB II.

IRB I

Departments & Colleges

  • Cell & Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Dermatology
  • Harper Student Life Center
  • MUHA - Clinical/Surgical Services and Excellence, AHEC
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Radiology
  • Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
  • Urology
  • VA Pharmacy

IRB II

Departments & Colleges

  • Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Library Sciences & Informatics
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neurosciences
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics & Physical Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgery

IRB III

Departments & Colleges

  • All Departments Industry Sponsored Trials Only