IRB Submission and Meeting Schedule

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NOTE: ONLY category C reviews require full board review and must meet these deadlines for the monthly meetings. All other applications may be submitted at any time.

The Social, Behavioral & Educational Research (SBER) IRB reviews all non-clinical human subjects research protocols including, but not limited to behavioral observations/recordings, evaluation of behavioral/social interventions or manipulations, educational assessments, interviews, surveys, cognitive tests, and analysis of documents that were previously gathered for non-research purposes.  The Committee will typically review studies from disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, humanities, education, anthropology, business, public administration, journalism, history, and environmental studies. 

*Assignment of protocols that do not involve the disciplines or procedures described above will be decided on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the IRB Chairs or Director, Research Integrity.

Guidance on:
Schedule for SBER-IRB Committee Meetings

Meetings conducted every second Thursday of the month.
** These dates are subject to change.

IRB Submission Due Date Full Board Review Meeting Date
December 26, 2019 January 9, 2020
January 30, 2020 February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 March 12, 2020
March 26, 2020 April 9, 2020
April 30, 2020 May 14, 2020
May 28, 2020 June 11, 2020
June 25, 2020 July 9, 2020
July 30, 2020 August 13, 2020
August 27, 2020 September 10, 2020
September 24, 2020 October 8, 2020
October 29, 2020 November 12, 2020
November 26, 2020 December 10, 2020

The Health Sciences IRB (HS) reviews all clinical and health- related human subjects research protocols (except those that meet the criteria for review by Western IRB). Protocols involving experimental treatment of patient populations, invasive biological or medical techniques, HIPAA-protected personal health information, blood draws, collection of tissues/specimens, exercise studies, or use of non-invasive procedures routinely used in clinical practice (such as EEG, MRI, sensory testing, etc.) will automatically be referred by the IRB office to the Health Sciences IRB. Assignment of protocols that involve behavioral interventions at a clinical site will be decided on a case-by-case basis and not solely on the location of the research.

*Assignment of protocols that do not involve the procedures described above will be decided on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the IRB Chairs or Director, Research Integrity.

Schedule for HS-IRB Committee Meetings

Meeting every third Friday of the month.
** These dates are subject to change.

IRB Submission Due Date Full Board Review Meeting Date
January 3, 2020 January 17, 2020
February 7, 2020 February 21, 2020
March 6, 2020 March 20, 2020
April 3, 2020 April 17, 2020
May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
June 5, 2020 June 19, 2020
July 3, 2020 July 17, 2020
August 7, 2020 August 21, 2020
September 4, 2020 September 18, 2020
October 2, 2020 October 16, 2020
November 6, 2020 November 20, 2020
November 4, 2020 December 18, 2020

Spring 2020 IRB Overview Workshops

Workshops for Faculty and Staff primarily working with faculty are conducted on the second Thursday of each month.
Workshops for Students and Staff primarily working with students are conducted on the third Wednesday of each month.
** These dates are subject to change.

See IRB Training Calendar and register for a workshop here.

Please direct questions and comments to researchintegrity@fau.edu.