This page is for researchers on BU’s Charles River Campus. If you are on the medical campus please visit the Medical Campus IRB website

If your study has a deadline or specific time constraint, please give yourself and the IRB enough time to complete the review. Contact the IRB if you have questions or concerns about your deadline.

Submissions for Full Board Review

New research projects requiring full board review are added to a meeting agenda when the IRB Analysts have determined that the study meets federal approval criteria.

Month Meeting Date
January01/19/2021
February02/23/2021
March03/16/2021
April04/20/2021
May05/18/2021
June06/15/2021
July07/20/2021
August08/17/2021
September09/21/2021
October10/19/2021
November11/16/2021
December12/21/2021

Submissions for Exempt and Expedited Review

There is no submission deadline for the initial review of exempt or expedited research, or requests for modifications.

Expedited annual review documents are due 30 days prior to the study expiration date.

IRB Submission Metrics

Approval times for studies that require full-board review may be affected by the timing of full-board meetings. Full board meetings are scheduled once a month. If study materials are not received prior to the submission deadline, they will be scheduled for the IRB meeting that occurs in the following month.

Quarter 4 Metrics

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