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

Submission deadlines for research requiring continuing review by the full board are listed below.

MonthIRB Meeting DateContinuing Review
Submission Deadline
January1/21/20201/3/2020
February2/18/20201/31/2020
March3/17/20202/28/2020
April4/21/20204/3/2020
May5/19/20205/1/2020
June6/16/20205/29/2020
July7/21/20207/3/2020
August8/18/20207/31/2020
September9/15/20208/28/2020
October10/20/202010/2/2020
November11/17/202010/30/2020
December12/15/202011/27/2020

 

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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