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IRB Submission and Meeting Schedule

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.

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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 23, 2016 January 12, 2017
January 26, 2017 February 9, 2017
February 23, 2017 March 9, 2017
March 30, 2017 April 13, 2017
April 27, 2017 May 11, 2017
May 25, 2017 June 8, 2017
June 29, 2017 July 13, 2017
July 27, 2017 August 10, 2017
August 31, 2017 September 14, 2017
September 28, 2017 October 12, 2017
October 26, 2017 November 9, 2017
November 30, 2017 December 14, 2017
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 6, 2017 January 20, 2017
February 3, 2017 February 17, 2017
March 3, 2017 March 17, 2017
April 7, 2017 April 21, 2017
May 5, 2017 May 19, 2017
June 2, 2017 June 16, 2017
July 7, 2017 July 21, 2017
August 4, 2017 August 18, 2017
September 1, 2017 September 15, 2017
October 6, 2017 October 20, 2017
November 3, 2017 November 17, 2017
December 1, 2017 December 15, 2017

Spring 2017 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.
Staff & Students Faculty & Staff
January 12, 2017 January 18, 2017
February 2, 2017 February 15, 2017
March 2, 2017 March 15, 2017
April 6, 2017 April 19, 2017
May 11, 2017 May 17, 2017
June 1, 2017 June 21, 2017

See IRB Training Calendar here.

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