Please refer to the appropriate section below to determine timelines for submission of projects and estimates for receiving a response from the IRB. Please note that submissions received after 5:00 p.m. are marked received on the next business day.

Projects Eligible for Exempt or Expedited Review

Initial review submissions may receive a decision of full approval, modifications required and/or additional information required.
 
Exempt and expedited protocol submissions are reviewed year round and may be submitted at anytime. There are no deadlines for submission of exempt and expedited protocol submission.

Exempt/Expedited submissions and revised submisssions (in response to the IRB's requests for changes) will be reviewed within 10 business days.
 
In order to accommodate vacation and holiday schedules, the timeframe for reviewing exempt/expedited review may be longer during the summer and winter holiday, depending on the date of submission and the number of submissions received. If you do not hear from the IRB after 15 business days, contact the Research Protections ORS staff for a status update.


Projects Requiring Full Board Review

Full board protocol submissions are ONLY reviewed by the convened IRB during the academic year. Full board submissions submitted in late May or early June may not receive review until the beginning of the next academic year (August or September), depending on the number of full board protocol submissions received. The IRB accepts full board submissions year round (please refer to the submission deadlines below for the Academic year), but if they are submitted during the summer, they will receive a preliminary review by Office of Research Services staff to prepare the protocol submission for review by the full IRB committee in the fall. You do not need to wait for a deadline to submit a protocol for full review. You may submit them at any time. However, the meeting agenda is sent to IRB members one week before the meeting, so any applications coming in after the current deadline will automatically be scheduled for the next meeting.

The following deadlines are only applicable to protocol submissions that require Full (Convened) Board Review:

 
​​​Submissions Submitted by Noon On: Will Be Reviewed on :​
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday October 23, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017 Monday November 6, 2017
Wednesday, November29, 2017 Wednesday, December 13, 2017