IRB Meeting Schedules and Deadlines

The Brandeis Institutional Review Board usually meets during the third 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, visit the Review Categories page.

Keep in mind that an application is considered complete and ready to send for review once the IRB administrator has received both the electronic version of your application (send a single pdf of the entire application to 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, your complete application (electronic and hard copies) must be received by the deadline to qualify for review at the next meeting.

Application Deadlines

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

Meeting Deadline
January Dec. 20
February Jan. 20
March Feb. 20
April March 20
May April 20
June May 20
July June 20
August July 20
September Aug. 20
October Sept. 20
November Oct. 20
December Nov. 20