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.

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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 30, 2021 January 13, 2022
January 27, 2022 February 10, 2022
February 24, 2022 March 10, 2022
March 24, 2022 April 14, 2022
April 28, 2022 May 12, 2022
May 26, 2022 June 9, 2022
June 23, 2022 July 14, 2022
July 28, 2022 August 11, 2022
August 25, 2022 September 8, 2022
September 29, 2022 October 13, 2022
October 27, 2022 November 10, 2022
November 22, 2022 December 8, 2022

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 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
February 4, 2022 February 18, 2022
March 4, 2022 March 18, 2022
April 1, 2022 April 15, 2022
May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
June 3, 2022 June 17, 2022
July 1, 2022 July 15, 2022
August 5, 2022 August 19, 2022
September 2, 2022 September 16, 2022
October 7, 2022 October 21, 2022
November 4, 2022 November 18, 2022
December 2, 2022 December 16, 2022

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.