IPA IRB reviews protocols (Original Applications, Renewals, Amendments, and Exemptions) on rolling basis. For all minimal risk protocols, please allow a minimum of ten business days for an initial review of materials submitted. If all materials are complete at the time of submission, a decision letter can be processed as early as ten business days. However, IPA IRB often requests clarification on submitted materials and study design. Thus, please allow for additional time (we recommended submitting one month in advance of your scheduled project activities at a minimum).
For non-minimal risk protocols that need full board review, each project should allow for 60 days to process. All materials associated with a non-minimal risk protocol must be received no later than ten business days prior to the IRB meeting date to be included for review in that month's meeting. This applies to original applications, amendments and renewal for projects with non-minimal risk protocols. If materials are received less than ten business days prior to the next IPA IRB meeting, it will be placed for review in the following month. For questions, please email email@example.com.
The deadlines below are only relevant for those protocols which do not meet the criteria for expedited review. Please note these dates are subject to change.
|Deadline for submission of materials
for IPA IRB full review (non-minimal risk studies)
COB = Close of Business
|IPA IRB Meeting Dates|
|Wednesday, January 16 COB||Thursday, January 31|
|Wednesday, February 13 COB||Thursday, February 28|
|Wednesday, March 13 COB||Thursday, March 28|
|Wednesday, April 10 COB||Thursday, April 25|
|Wednesday, May 15 COB||Thursday, May 30|
|Wednesday, June 12 COB||Thursday, June 27|
|Wednesday, July 17 COB||Wednesday, July 31|
|Wednesday, August 14 COB||Thursday, August 29|
|Wednesday, September 11 COB||Thursday, September 26|
|Wednesday, October 16 COB||Thursday, October 31|
|Wednesday, November 6 COB||Thursday, November 21|
|Wednesday, December 4 COB||Thursday, December 19|