Application Deadlines

IRB Meetings are usually held the second week of the month.  The deadline for full committee review submissions is the 20th of the previous month. 

Meeting     Deadline

January       December 20

February      January 20

March          February 20

April             March 20

May              April 20

June             May 20

July              June 20

August         July 20

September  August 20

October       September 20

November   October 20

December    November 20

Dates & Deadlines

The Brandeis IRB usually meets during the second week of the month, at which time it reviews protocols and discusses relevant business. 

Applications requiring full committee review are subject to the submission deadlines listed in the sidebar on the right.

Remember, only protocols involving greater than minimal risk to research participants are subject to the deadlines and require review by the full committee.

Protocols involving minimal risk to research participants (exempt and expedited protocols) are reviewed on a rolling basis. For help determining whether your protocol qualifies for exempt or expedited status, see Categories of Review.

Keep in mind that an application is considered complete and ready to send for review once the IRB office has received both the electronic version of your application (send a single pdf of the entire application to and the original hardcopy with all required signatures.

It is advisable to submit your application for full committee review at least six weeks prior to the time you wish to commence your research, so that your research is not delayed due to the IRB review process.

Remember, if you are submitting an application for full committee review, the IRB office must receive your complete application (electronic and hard copies) by the deadline to qualify for review at the next meeting.