Institutional Review Board


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I begin an IRB proposal?
A: Complete one of these IRB proposal templates and its included cover sheet and checklist.

Q: Which template do I choose?
A: See whether you meet the criteria for an exempt or expedited review.  Otherwise, choose full.

Q: I need a full review.  When do they take place?
A: Full review occurs only on regularly scheduled committee meeting dates.

  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 3
  • December 8
  • January 26
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20

Q: I'm filling out my template, and I still have questions.  Are there any other guides?
A: Look at these helpful forms.

Q: I've submitted my proposal.  How long will it take to receive approval?
A: Plan for at least 21 working days, but it can take longer if extensive revisions are necessary.

Q: I've completed my original project and would either like to continue the project or am ready to submit my summary.  What do I do?
A: Fill out the IRB Summary-Continuation Form and send to

Q: I still have questions.  How can I contact the IRB?
A: Send us an email at