Full Board Meeting Schedule
If a study requires full-board review, please allow two-three weeks after receipt of the complete application to be placed on a meeting agenda. This time is used for preliminary review, contacting the investigator with questions, and copying and distributing the materials about a week in advance of the meeting for board members' review. The investigator is notified of the meeting date if the IRB chair request his/her presence at the meeting. Minutes are sent via HawkIRB, generally within a week of the meeting, to the Principal Investigator, delegates and contact persons listed on the HawkIRB application.
Expedited Review Timeframe
For projects eligible for expedited review, please allow approximately three weeks for review and approval. If the chair has questions about the project, the investigator will be contacted by HawkIRB, phone or e-mail. Depending on the complexity of the questions or the number of overall submissions, the process may take longer than three weeks.
A similar timeframe should be allowed for projects that are classified as exempt from the regulations, since the chair may have questions for the investigator before the exempt determination can be made.