IRB Review Timeline

All proposals will be sent out for review to the IRB committee every Thursday during the academic year. Proposals received after Thursday at 3:00 p.m. of a given week will be sent out the subsequent Thursday. Exempt and expedited reviews should take 2 weeks and Full Board reviews should take approximately 1 month after they are sent out for review to the committee. Please note that these time frames may vary, particularly if extensive problems and changes are required on the initial application (see IRB procedures for a flowchart explaining the process - including the required IRB training). If your application is likely to require full review (or you would like the opportunity to discuss your application) you must submit your application at least 10 business days prior to our scheduled monthly meetings (see calendar). Please note that IRB applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications during the fall semester. No applications requiring full review will be reviewed over college breaks, between semesters, or over the summer. Expedited and exempt will be reviewed during breaks on an ad–hoc basis and, you may expect longer review timelines. Applications must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the last day of classes in order to be reviewed in a timely fashion.

Fall IRB meetings will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 5 on the following dates:

Sept. 28th
Oct. 19th
Nov. 16th
Dec. 7th or 14th

Please notify the chair (tatompki@linfield.edu) at least 3 days in advance if you plan to attend the meeting. Location of meetings TBA.