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IRB Submission Dates


The IRB Full Board Committee does NOT review full board applications during the following time period.

The summers months from May 11, 2024 through September 5, 2024.

Generally, full board review applications involve vulnerable populations such as Children, Prisoners, and Pregnant Women. Depending on the risk posed by the research to human participants other vulnerable populations not listed above may be considered vulnerable. These are determined by the board on a case by case basis.

IRB Application Submission Dates for Full Board Review

Important Note Full Board Review: The meeting dates below are for reviewing full board human research applications (protocols) only. 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.

Exempt, NHSR, Expedited Review: Applications submitted under exempt, No Human Subjects Research (NHSR), and expedited review are reviewed by the IRB Chair, Vice-Chair, Research Compliance Office, and the appropriate designated reviewers during the academic year and summer months. Review times vary based on the number of protocols currently under review and highly recommended to submit your application at least one month before your proposed data collection start date.

IRB meetings are conducted via Zoom during the 2024 - 2025 CSUSB Academic Year. 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.

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 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 where only IRB members are present.

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


  • 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. 

  • The 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 protocol 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 September 2024 - May 2025 Academic Year

All IRB meetings will be conducted via Zoom.

Please note the meeting dates below are for Full Board review studies only. Exempt and Expedited review studies can be submitted anytime.

All meetings are subject to cancellation.

IRB Full Board Meeting Schedule 2024 – 2025 Academic Year
Date Submission Deadlines (Applies to Full Board Application Reviews Only)

September 6, 2024

Application must be submitted by August 23, 2024.

September 20, 2024

Application must be submitted by September 6, 2024.

October 4, 2024 Application must be submitted by September 20, 2024.
October 18, 2024 Application must be submitted by October 4, 2024.
November 8, 2024 Application must be submitted by October 18, 2024
November 22, 2024 Application must be submitted by November 8, 2024.
December 6, 2024 Application must be submitted by November 22, 2024.
January 24, 2025 Application must be submitted by January 10, 2025.
February 7, 2025 Application must be submitted by January 24, 2025.
February 21, 2025 Application must be submitted by February 7, 2025.
March 07, 2025 Application must be submitted by February 21, 2025.
March 21, 2025 Application must be submitted by March 7, 2025.
April 11, 2025 Application must be submitted by March 21, 2025.
April 25, 2025 Application must be submitted by April 11, 2025.
May 9, 2025

Application must be submitted by April 25, 2025

Last Full Board Meeting