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.
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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