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The IRB will not be reviewing Full Board applications during the following time period:

May 22, 2021 through August 22, 2021

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. 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 winter and summer breaks as the IRB committee is 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 invites the primary investigator to attend the meeting when their applications are reviewed. Attending the meeting assists the IRB in facilitating the approval of IRB applications so the primary investigator can address any concerns or clarifications the board has regarding the study. CSUSB primary investigator (faculty, staff, students, and administration) wishing to attend must contact the Research Compliance Officer at mgillesp@csusb.edu to provide meeting details. 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 full board review below.

IRB ESTIMATED REVIEW TIME

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

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IRB Meeting Schedule 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

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 27, 2021 Application must be submitted by August 13, 2021

September 10, 2021

Application must be submitted by August 27, 2021
September 24, 2021 Application must be submitted by September 10, 2021
October 8, 2021 Application must be submitted by September 24, 2021
October 22, 2021 Application must be submitted by October 8, 2021
November 5, 2021 Application must be submitted by October 22, 2021
November 19, 2021 Application must be submitted by November 5, 2021
December 3, 2021 Application must be submitted by November 19, 2021
December 10, 2021 Application must be submitted by November 26, 2021
January 28, 2022 Application must be submitted by January 14, 2022
February 11, 2022 Application must be submitted by January 28, 2022
February 25, 2022 Application must be submitted by February 11, 2022 
March 11, 2022 Application must be submitted by February 25, 2022
March 25, 2022 Application must be submitted by March 11, 2022
April 8, 2022 Application must be submitted by March 25, 2022
April 22, 2022 Application must be submitted by April 8, 2022
May 6, 2022 Application must be submitted by April 22, 2022
May 20, 2022 Application must be submitted by May 6, 2022