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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 28, 2017 January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018 February 8, 2018
February 22, 2018 March 8, 2018
March 29, 2018 April 12, 2018
April 26, 2018 May 10, 2018
May 31, 2018 June 14, 2018
June 28, 2018 July 12, 2018
July 26, 2018 August 9, 2018
August 30, 2018 September 13, 2018
September 27, 2018 October 11, 2018
October 25, 2018 November 8, 2018
November 29, 2018 December 13, 2018
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 5, 2018 January 19, 2018
February 2, 2018 February 16, 2018
March 2, 2018 March 16, 2018
April 6, 2018 April 20, 2018
May 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 1, 2018 June 15, 2018
July 6, 2018 July 20, 2018
August 3, 2018 August 17, 2018
September 7, 2018 September 21, 2018
October 5, 2018 October 19, 2018
November 2, 2018 November 16, 2018
November 30, 2018 December 14, 2018

Spring 2018 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, 2018 January 18, 2018
February 2, 2018 February 15, 2018
March 2, 2018 March 15, 2018
April 6, 2018 April 19, 2018
May 11, 2018 May 17, 2018
June 1, 2018 June 21, 2018

See IRB Training Calendar here.

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