Institutional Review Board Meeting Dates Announced for 2020-2021


The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will hold six meetings during the 2020-2021 academic year to review human subjects research proposals that require full board review (i.e. do not qualify for exemption or expedited review).

  • Oct. 30, 2020
  • Dec. 4, 2020
  • Jan. 29, 2021
  • Feb. 26, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • April 30, 2021

Investigators anticipating their projects will require full board review must submit their complete proposals to no later than the Friday before the scheduled meeting date. If the Friday before the meeting date falls on a University holiday, investigators should submit their complete proposals by the last business day before the holiday.

Investigators who plan to commence research over Winter Break or over the summer of 2021 are advised to submit their proposals in time to be reviewed at the December or April meetings to avoid delays in approval, as the full board does not meet regularly outside of the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

For more information, contact IRB Chair Dr. Jennifer Bengtson at