IRB Application Review Procedures

The procedure for review for each application is dependent upon the review level appropriate for the application. The procedures for each level are summarized below.

Review Level

Number of Reviewers

Estimated Time for Review




1-10 days



7-14 days


Full Board

Entire Board

See IRB Meeting Schedule

An application to be reviewed by the full board is sent to all members of the board. The application must be received two weeks prior to the next IRB meeting date to be considered at that meeting.

The IRB Chair is responsible for presenting the application to full board at the convened meeting and leading the initial discussion.

The review level requested in an application can be changed by any board member at any time. A quarterly summary of all research reviewed as exempt or expedited is presented to the full board for informational purposes at each convened meeting.

The IRB reserves the right to re-review any application that has been reviewed in another category and make the approval subject to additional requirements.