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 31, 2020 January 14, 2021
January 28, 2021 February 11, 2021
February 25, 2021 March 11, 2021
March 25, 2021 April 8, 2021
April 29, 2021 May 13, 2021
May 27, 2021 June 10, 2021
June 24, 2021 July 8, 2021
July 29, 2021 August 12, 2021
August 26, 2021 September 9, 2021
September 30, 2021 October 14, 2021
October 28, 2021 November 11, 2021
November 25, 2021 December 9, 2021

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 1, 2021 January 15, 2021
February 5, 2021 February 19, 2021
March 5, 2021 March 19, 2021
April 2, 2021 April 16, 2021
May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021
June 4, 2021 June 18, 2021
July 2, 2021 July 16, 2021
August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021
September 3, 2021 September 17, 2021
October 1, 2021 October 15, 2021
November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021
December 3, 2021 December 17, 2021

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.