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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 27, 2018 January 10, 2019
January 31, 2019 February 14, 2019
February 28, 2019 March 14, 2019
March 28, 2019 April 11, 2019
April 25, 2019 May 9, 2019
May 30, 2019 June 13, 2019
June 27, 2019 July 11, 2019
July 25, 2019 August 8, 2019
August 29, 2019 September 12, 2019
September 26, 2019 October 10, 2019
October 31, 2019 November 14, 2019
November 28, 2019 December 12, 2019
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 4, 2019 January 18, 2019
February 1, 2019 February 15, 2019
March 1, 2019 March 15, 2019
April 5, 2019 April 19, 2019
May 3, 2019 May 17, 2019
June 7, 2019 June 21, 2019
July 5, 2019 July 19, 2019
August 2, 2019 August 16, 2019
September 6, 2019 September 20, 2019
October 4, 2019 October 18, 2019
November 1, 2019 November 15, 2019
November 6, 2019 December 20, 2019

Spring 2019 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.