Expedited and Exempt Review Determination

There is no official deadline for submitting materials for expedited or exempt review; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as materials are received. Decisions are usually issued 2 to 4 weeks after submitting all required materials.

Please contact IRB-HSBS staff if your application istime-sensitive.


Full Board Review

If your research involves greater risks to the participants, such as any of the following, your application may require review by the convened (full) board:

  1. Children, prisoners, pregnant women, impaired adults

  2. Illegal activities such as drug use

  3. Private activities such as sexual behavior

  4. FDA approved drugs and devices presenting more than minimal risk

  5. Non-FDA approved drugs and devices

  6. Deception

Applications requiring review by the convened board must be submitted by the deadlines listed below (two weeks prior to meeting date). Once your application is processed by the IRB Office, you will be contacted via email with additional instructions.