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IRB Submission Dates

IRB Application Submission Dates for Full Board Review

The meeting dates below are for reviewing full board human research applications (protocols) only. Applications submitted under exempt and expedited review are reviewed by the IRB Chair, Vice-Chair, Research Compliance Office, and the appropriate designated reviewers.

Due to COVID-19, IRB meetings will be conducted via Zoom during the CSUSB 2020 - 2021 AY fall semester. IRB meetings via Zoom may extend to the spring semester based on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic. IRB meetings are normally held from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm every other Friday of the Academic Year except for months where campus holidays are observed. The full board committee does not review full board review protocols during the summer as the IRB committee unavailable to meet and hold a quorum as required by the federal regulations. Faculty, students, and administrators should plan accordingly to ensure the IRB applications are submitted based on the IRB schedule listed below if the study requires full board review.

If your application is being reviewed at one of the below-scheduled meetings the IRB requests the applicant and their advisor to attend the meeting where their applications are reviewed. Attending the meeting assists the IRB in facilitating the approval of IRB applications so the applicant can address any concerns or clarifications the board has regarding the study. CSUSB faculty, staff, students, and administration wishing to attend must contact the Research Compliance Officer at mgillesp@csusb.edu to provide seating arrangements or to receive a Zoom invitation. All attendees may be asked to step out of the meeting during the IRB deliberations and when discussing confidential matters. Although visitors are allowed during portions of the meeting, the IRB has the authority to have closed discussions in which only IRB members are present.

Faculty, staff, and students should familiarize themselves with the recommended submission time frame for IRB review below.

IRB ESTIMATED REVIEW TIME - The CSUSB IRB has an exceptional protocol review record. Please plan accordingly as it is the investigator's responsibility to submit their IRB application in a timely manner. Applications for administrative (exempt) and expedited review can be submitted anytime during the summer when the IRB Chair, IRB Vice-Chair, and Research Compliance Officer meet to review human participants' applications.

If you're submitting under full board Review you are required to submit your protocol by the submission dates listed below to give the full board committee the time required to review the application. It is the investigator's responsibility (faculty, student, staff, and administrator) to submit their application in a timely manner. Faculty, students, and staff must plan accordingly to ensure the full board applications are submitted by the application submission dates below.

  • Administrative (Exempt) Review- Initial turnaround time is 7 to 10 business days for administrative review. The IRB highly recommends you submit your protocol 1 month prior to the protocols intended start date
  • Expedited Review- Initial turnaround time is 14 to 20 business days for expedited review. The IRB highly recommends you submit your protocol 1 month prior to the protocols intended start date
  • Full Board Review - Initial turnaround time is 30 to 40 business days for full board review. The IRB highly recommends you submit your protocol 1 1/2 months prior to the protocols intended start date

Administrative (exempt) and expedited review applications can be submitted at any time because they are reviewed by the IRB Chair and the Research Compliance Officer. Additional IRB members with subject matter expertise may be called upon to review your application in some cases. Unaffiliated subject matter experts may be called upon if the IRB committee does not have the subject matter expertise in the proposed research study. Please note this may require additional time to review an IRB application.

During campus closures, the IRB will meet via Zoom or other campus approved online meeting platforms. The appropriate meeting invitations will be sent to the investigator's email (as listed in the IRB application) providing their IRB application was submitted by the deadline for the full board meeting.

All IRB meetings will be conducted via Zoom until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

All meetings are subject to cancellation.

Proposed IRB Meeting Schedule 2020 – 2021 Academic Year
Date Submission Deadlines (Only Applies to Full Board Reviews)
August 28, 2020 Application must be submitted by August 14, 2020
September 11, 2020 Application must be submitted by August 28, 2020
September 25, 2020 Application must be submitted by September 11, 2020
October 9, 2020

Application must be submitted by September 25, 2020

October 23, 2020 Applications must be submitted by October 9, 2020
November 6, 2020  

Application must be submitted by October 23, 2020

November 20, 2020

Application must be submitted by November 6, 2020

December 4, 2020 Application must be submitted by November 20, 2020
January 29, 2021 Application must be submitted by January 15, 2021
February 12, 2021 Application must be submitted by January 29, 2021
February 26, 2021 Application must be submitted by February 12, 2021
March 12, 2021   Application must be submitted by February 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Application must be submitted by March 12, 2021

April 9, 2021 Application must be submitted by March 26, 2021
April 23, 2021

Application must be submitted by April 9, 2021

May 7, 2021 Application must be submitted by April 23, 2021
May 21, 2021

Application must be submitted by May 7, 2021